Iraqi cleric tells loyalists to leave streets after clashes
An influential Iraqi cleric has called on his supporters to withdraw from the capital’s government quarter
An influential Iraqi cleric called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital's government quarter
where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation.
In a televised speech, Muqtada al-Sadr gave his supporters an hour to leave
minutes later some could be seen abandoning their positions on live television.
Iraq’s military announced an end to a curfew
further raising hopes that there might be a halt to the street violence.
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