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Shiite ‘peace brigades’ send
signal of aggression with
major rally in Baghdad

Washington Post, by Loveday Morris

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 6/21/2014 11:11:39 PM

BAGHDAD — Carrying assault rifles, homemade rocket launchers and missiles, row after row of men in combat fatigues marched through the streets of Baghdad on Saturday, signaling the resurgence of one of Iraq’s most feared Shiite militias. Tens of thousands of fighters loyal to the firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr packed the streets of Sadr City, the Shiite neighborhood in the capital named after his father. Other rallies were held in cities to the south. The marches effectively signaled a return to arms for the Mahdi Army, the powerful militia led by Sadr that once spearheaded an armed campaign against U.S.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 6/22/2014 7:05:20 AM     (No. 9895305)

Yeah, real peaceful. Look at the photos from their annual Day of Ashura. More bloodletting than a 18th century barber college.

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