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Radical Iraqi Cleric Quits Politics

Iraqi radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has announced his retirement from politics. In a handwritten note posted on his website Sunday, Sadr announced his "non-intervention in all political affairs." He said "there is no bloc that represents us from now on." Sadr and his militia group, the Mehdi Army, gained prominence after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Sadr said he was closing down all his offices, except for some charities. It was not immediately...

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