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US tries to curb a powerful Iraqi and his militia

By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / August 8, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- Moqtada al-Sadr, a radical Shi'ite Muslim preacher who has steadfastly fought against American forces in Iraq, has emerged as one of the most powerful leaders in the country, holding the key to ending the tit-for-tat sectarian violence that threatens to drag Iraq into civil war, US officials say. (Full article: 1274 words)

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