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Shiite Clerics Seek to Fill Iraq Power Vacuum

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Shiite Clerics Seek to Fill Iraq Power Vacuum

Shiite Clerics Seek to Fill Iraq Power Vacuum

Shiite Clerics Seek to Fill Iraq Power Vacuum

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NPR's Ivan Watson in Baghdad reports Shia Muslim clergymen have mobilized militias and money in a growing bid to fill the vacuum left by the ouster of Saddam Hussein. Some Shiite clerics are advocating establishment of an Islamic state in Iraq, similar to the government in neighboring Iran.

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