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Muqtada al-Sadr: Iraqi politician
Muqtada al-Sadr is an Iraqi Shia cleric, politician and militia leader. He is the leader of the Sadrist Movement and the leader of Saraya al-Salam, a Shia militia that is a reformation of the previous militia he led during the American occupation of Iraq, the Mahdi Army. There were reports on 7 December 2019 of an armed drone attack on Sadr.

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Influential Iraqi cleric Sadr calls for anti-U.S. demonstrations

Populist Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on Tuesday for a million Iraqis to march against the U.S. "presence and violations" in Iraq after Washington's killing of an Iranian commander in..
Reuters - Published

Iraq's Sadr says crisis over, tells militias to stand down: statement

Influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Wednesday the crisis Iraq was experiencing is over following de-escalation rhetoric from both Iran and the U.S. and called on militia groups not..
Reuters - Published

Iraq's Sadr mourns Soleimani, says followers ready to defend Iraq: statement

Populist Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr mourned on Friday the killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leaders in a U.S. air strike in Baghdad and said his..
Reuters - Published

Iraq's Sadr says he is willing to work with Iran-backed rivals to oust U.S. troops

Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Monday he was willing to work with Iran-backed militia groups - his political rivals - to end the United States military presence in Iraq through political..
Reuters - Published

Moqtada al-Sadr: The 'firebrand' cleric who could calm Iraq

Radical, firebrand, maverick, mercurial - but Moqtada al-Sadr could hold the key to calm in Iraq.
BBC News - Published

Drone attack targets Iraqi cleric's home following deadly attack on protesters

A rocket fired from a drone targeted the home of populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday, lawmakers from his Saeroon party said, following one of the capital’s bloodiest nights in recent..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •ReutersWorldNews

Muqtada al-Sadr

"The little serpent has left, and the great serpent has come," that's what radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr tells Bob Simon in this exclusive interview. While al-Sadr and his followers opposed..
CBS News - Published

Iraq's shi'ite political leader says will work with al-Sadr on achieving interests of the people

Iraq's shi'ite political leader Hadi al-Amiri said on Tuesday that he would work with Populist Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on achieving the interests of the people and saving the country,..
Reuters - Published

Cleric Al-Sadr joins Iraq protests as political crisis deepens

cleric al-sadr joins iraq protests as political crisis deepens
NAJAF: t Iraqi cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr joined thousands of demonstrators in the holy city of Najaf on Tuesday amid a spiralling political crisis sparked by deadly anti-government protests. At least 240..
WorldNews - Published

Iraq's Sadr calls on rival to join him in ousting PM

Populist Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has invited his biggest political rival to work with him on ousting the country's prime minister as thousands of anti-government protesters took to the..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi cleric Sadr calls for early election: statement

Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Monday called on Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to announce early parliamentary elections overseen by the United Nations and without the participation..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi cleric Sadr's political allies go into opposition

A parliamentary bloc backed by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday it would go into opposition until demands of anti-government protesters who flocked to the streets defying a..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi parliamentary bloc backed by influential Shi'ite cleric Sadr to go into Iraq's opposition

A parliamentary bloc backed by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday that it will go into Iraq's political opposition.
Reuters - Published

Iraq braces for fresh anti-government protests after bloodshed

Anti-government rallies have renewed across Iraq, the second phase of protests that turned deadly earlier this month and which could balloon after the endorsement of populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
France 24 - Published

Baghdad curfew lifted, nearly 100 dead in protests

baghdad curfew lifted, nearly 100 dead in protests
A curfew was yesterday lifted in Baghdad following days of protests that have left nearly 100 dead, but tensions remained after firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr demanded the government quit. The..
WorldNews - Published

Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calls for government resignation, snap election with international monitors: statement

Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calls on Friday for the government to resign and a snap election to be held monitored by international experts, a statement from his office said.
Reuters - Published

Iraq's Al Sadr makes surprise visit to Iran during holy day of Ashura

iraq's al sadr makes surprise visit to iran during holy day of ashura
Iraq’s populist cleric Muqtada Al Sadr has met with Iran’s top leaders during a visit to Tehran that marked the Shiite holy day of Ashura. Mr Al Sadr’s visit came as a surprise after he voiced..
WorldNews - Published

Iraqi Shi'ite cleric warns politicians to form government within 10 days

Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged political blocs on Monday to pressure the prime minister to form a complete cabinet within 10 days, warning that his supporters would take a "new stance" if..
Reuters - Published

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