Mahdi Army Cease-Fire Due to End

A six-month-old cease-fire agreement by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and his feared Mahdi Army could run out by the end of the week. Sheik Salah al-Obeidi, al-Sadr's chief spokesman, speaking from the holy city of Najaf, told ABC News the cease-fire is due to end Sunday, but he said there's still a chance it could be extended beyond that if the powerful cleric desired. The militia has been widely credited with helping to create an atmosphere of relative calm in Iraq. "If al-Sadr does...Full Story
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