Thursday :: Aug 26, 2004

Al-Sistani Brokers Cease-Fire With Al-Sadr To End Najaf Insurgency

by Steve

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani was able to broker a peace deal in Iraq today that was accepted by Moqtada al-Sadr. Thankfully, it appears that both the Americans and the Iraqi police observed a cease-fire to allow al-Sistani to broker the deal.

What is interesting is that al-Sistaniís deal calls for all foreign forces to leave both Najaf and Kufa, where there were heavy casualties today, and for those cities to be declared weapons-free. Under the cease-fire agreed to by al-Sadr, the Iraqi government would have to compensate those harmed by the fighting.

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