Iraqi Shi'ite Cleric Sadr Threatens to End Cease-Fire

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As Petraeus and Crocker sing the praises of Iraqi Surge progress, Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has threatened to lift a ceasefire by his Mahdi Army militia, as renewed fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City district Tuesday killed at least 12 people. In a statement Tuesday, Sadr warned he would announce the end of the more than seven-month-old ceasefire if he deems it necessary in order to achieve security and stability.

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