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Cleric Rejects Deal to End Najaf Mosque Siege

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Cleric Rejects Deal to End Najaf Mosque Siege

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Cleric Rejects Deal to End Najaf Mosque Siege

Cleric Rejects Deal to End Najaf Mosque Siege

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NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Christian Science Monitor reporter Scott Baldauf, reporting from the Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf, Iraq. Insurgent leader and Islamic cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has rejected an earlier deal calling for him and his followers to disarm and leave the holy site. The interim Iraqi government could respond with military force.

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