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International Crisis Group: Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr: Spoiler or Stabiliser?

July 11, 2006


This report from the International Crisis Group considers the role of Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr and the Sadrist movement he embodies. Largely unknown prior to the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime Muqtada al-Sadr at first was dismissed as a marginal rabble-rouser, excluded from the political process and, after he flexed his muscles, decreed wanted "dead or alive" by the U.S.-led coalition. Learning the hard way, the report concludes that the U.S. and its allies have had to recognise the reality of the Sadrists' strength.

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