Cleric's Supporters Stage Riots At least eight coalition troops and 20 Iraqis are dead as demonstrations turn bloody in cities around Iraq. Shiites protesting the arrest of an aide to Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and outlawed armed militia clashed with U.S. and Spanish-led forces in Baghdad and Najaf. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep.
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Cleric's Supporters Stage Riots

At least eight coalition troops and 20 Iraqis are dead as demonstrations turn bloody in cities around Iraq. Shiites protesting the arrest of an aide to Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and outlawed armed militia clashed with U.S. and Spanish-led forces in Baghdad and Najaf. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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