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April 16, 2007

Al Sadr bloc to quit government today

Filed under: Uncategorized — barabie @ 8:11 am


16 Apr 2007

The political movement of Shiite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr said yesterday it would withdraw from the government today to press its demand for a timetable for a US troop withdrawal.

Officials from the movement, which holds six ministries and a quarter of parliamentary seats in Premier Nouri Al Maliki’s Shiite Alliance, said the announcement would be made today.

The move is unlikely to bring down the government, but it could create tensions in Al Maliki’s fractious government.

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