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Shiites View Cleric's Militia with Dread

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Shiites View Cleric's Militia with Dread

Shiites View Cleric's Militia with Dread

Shiites View Cleric's Militia with Dread

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Many Iraqi Shiites are opposed to radical cleric Muqtada al Sadr, whose militiamen staged wide-ranging attacks on U.S.-led forces at the beginning of the month. Sadr's militants have disappeared from the streets of Karbala, one of the sect's holiest sites, but many residents say they are afraid the militia might return. NPR's Anne Garrels reports.

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