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Sistani, Sadr negotiate a truce in Najaf

Fighting halted at revered shrine

By Anne Barnard
Globe Staff / August 27, 2004

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NAJAF, Iraq -- Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's most respected Muslim cleric, returned to this beleaguered city yesterday and persuaded rebel leader Moqtada al-Sadr to end a bloody three-week standoff with US and Iraqi government forces. (Full Article: 1144 Words)

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