Halpern, Orly
August 2004
U.S. News & World Report;8/30/2004, Vol. 137 Issue 6, p26
Profiles the Mahdi Army, the militia loyal to renegade cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, their opposition to American forces, and their rule of the streets of Sadr City, the Shiite slum on the eastern edge of Baghdad, Iraq.


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