Sadr Offers to Give Up Shrine An aide to Muqtada al-Sadr says the radical cleric has offered to hand over control of the revered shrine of the Imam Ali in Najaf to Iraq's senior Shiite leader. Sadr's offer follows a night of deadly fighting around the mosque. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and Karl Vick of The Washington Post.
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Sadr Offers to Give Up Control of Najaf Shrine

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Sadr Offers to Give Up Control of Najaf Shrine

Sadr Offers to Give Up Control of Najaf Shrine

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An aide to Muqtada al-Sadr says the radical cleric has offered to hand over control of the revered shrine of the Imam Ali in Najaf to Iraq's senior Shiite leader. Sadr's offer follows a night of deadly fighting around the mosque. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and Karl Vick of The Washington Post.