Violence Flares as Sistani Returns to Najaf

A wounded man is carried to a clinic after an attack on the main mosque in Kufa, Aug. 26, 2004.

A wounded man is carried into a clinic after a mortar attack on the main mosque in Kufa, Aug. 26, 2004 Reuters hide caption

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Shiite gunmen in Najaf abandon a cease-fire with U.S. forces, as revered Shiite leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani returns to the city. Thousands of Sistani's supporters march to Najaf, many cheering the militia's cause. Attacks in Kufa and Najaf kill dozens of marchers. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

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