Sadr Gives Up Najaf Shrine Rebel Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hands over control of the shrine of the Imam Ali in Najaf and orders his militia to disarm. Thousands of Iraqis flock to the holy shrine, celebrating a cease-fire deal that ends three weeks of fighting. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.
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Sadr Gives Up Najaf Shrine as Peace Deal Holds

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Sadr Gives Up Najaf Shrine as Peace Deal Holds

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Rebel Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hands over control of the shrine of the Imam Ali in Najaf and orders his militia to disarm. Thousands of Iraqis flock to the holy shrine, celebrating a cease-fire deal that ends three weeks of fighting. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

Iraqi Shiites converge on the holy shrine in Najaf to celebrate a peace accord, Aug. 27, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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