Moqtada al-Sadr ‘flees to Iran’

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Moqtada al-Sadr ‘flees to Iran’ | International News | News | Telegraph

The fundamentalist Shia cleric seen as the biggest threat to unity in Iraq has fled to Iran, according to American officials.

Moqtada al-Sadr reportedly left his home in anticipation of a renewed offensive in Baghdad by American forces. He is said to be staying in Teheran, where he has relatives.

The cleric’s aides in Baghdad today denied he has left the country, claiming that the US reports stem from deliberate misinformation put out by Sadr’s people to hide his true whereabouts.

Sadr’s militia, the Mahdi army, is blamed for numerous sectarian killings as well as large scale attacks on US troops. It will be a major target of the reinforced American presence in the capital, deployed in an attempt to quell the violence ahead of an eventual withdrawal.

Sadr is thought to have left his Baghdad stronghold some weeks ago. His alleged departure, which the Americans say may also have been motivated by divisions within his Shia movement, is not expected to be permanent.
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It is not clear what control he will maintain over his militia in his absence. There are fears that a vacuum of power could allow even more radical elements of his group to seize control.

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