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Mar 25, 2008 | 12:10 GMT

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Iraq: Al-Sadr Calls For Sit-Ins, Civil Revolt

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threatened a countrywide "civil revolt" if U.S. and Iraqi security forces keep targeting his followers, Reuters reported March 25. In a statement, al-Sadr called on Iraqis to stage sit-ins throughout the country as a first step. If demands are not met then, al-Sadr said the second step would be to "declare civil revolt in Baghdad and all other provinces." Al-Sadr threatened a third step but said it was too soon to announce what it might be.

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