• In Baghdad's Sadr City, cleric's support underpins protests

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    BAGHDAD - Khalil Ibrahim's four sons are among thousands of followers of an influential Shiite cleric staging a sit-in outside Iraq's parliament after storming the building last week in a stunning move that threw the country into a new era of political instability.
    Ibrahim is behind them all the way, he says - as are practically all his neighbors in Sadr City, the huge Baghdad district of millions of largely impoverished Shiites that is the heart of support for the cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr.
    Every house within the district's concrete jungle has members participating in the sit-in, the...
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