Iraqi government, al-Sadr agree to stop fighting in Sadr City

May 10th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin  

Baghdad, May 10 (DPA) The Iraqi government and the Shia al-Sadr movement agreed Saturday to quit the intense fighting that continued since March 25 in Baghdad’s Shia Sadr City, media reports said. However, Al-Arabiya news channel said gunfire was still heard in the Shia enclave, despite the agreement between the government and Sadrists to stop the armed clashes.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has launched a security offensive codenamed Charges of the Knights against militiamen of Mahdi army loyal to radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

Thousands were killed and wounded during the clashes that lasted for two months in Sadr City, eastern Baghdad.

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