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Friday, August 27, 2004

Sistani succeeds


A peace deal brokered by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and Shiite radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr brought peace and quiet Friday to Najaf, in ruins after three weeks of fighting between al-Sadr's Mehdi Army militia and U.S. and Iraqi forces. A senior al-Sadr representative said most Medhi Army members had turned in their weapons.
I heard about this deal yesterday, but decided to wait to post on it until it actually happened. I have been fairly pleased wtih the actions of al-Sistani since the invasion. He hasn't been exactly in favor of America or the occupation, but he has seemed to genuinely support and Iraqi democracy.


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