Sadr Agrees to Peace Plan

An Iraqi walks with his hands up while crossing a street past a U.S. position in Najaf's old city.

An Iraqi walks with his hands up while crossing a street past a U.S. position in Najaf's old city, Aug. 18, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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A spokesman for Muqtada al-Sadr confirms the radical cleric has agreed to withdraw his militia from the shrine of Imam Ali, leave Najaf, disarm and turn his movement into a peaceful political party. The deal would end a standoff with U.S. forces in Najaf. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and NPR's Ivan Watson.

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