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Muqtada al-Sadr: Iraqi politician
Muqtada al-Sadr is an Iraqi Shia cleric, politician and militia leader. He is the leader of the Sadrist Movement and the leader of Saraya al-Salam, a Shia militia that is a reformation of the previous militia he led during the American occupation of Iraq, the Mahdi Army. There were reports on 7 December 2019 of an armed drone attack on Sadr.

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Iraq's Sadr to dissolve 'blue cap' supporters group accused of killing protesters

iraq's sadr to dissolve 'blue cap' supporters group accused of killing protesters
Controversial Iraqi cleric Moqtada Al Sadr will dissolve his “blue cap” supporters unit after accusations levelled against them of carrying out deadly attacks on anti-government protests over the..
WorldNews - Published

Clashes in Iraq's Najaf kill 8 after cleric's followers storm protest camp: medics

At least eight people were killed in clashes in Iraq's southern city of Najaf on Wednesday after supporters of populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed an anti-government protest camp, medical and..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Muqtada al-Sadr


Hundreds of Iraqi women challenge al-Sadr's call for segregation [Video]Hundreds of Iraqi women challenge al-Sadr's call for segregation

Shia leader's call for gender separation at anti-government rallies prompts hundreds of women to take to streets.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Get Up, Stand Up: Iraqi Cleric Sadr Tells Followers To End Sit-In [Video]Get Up, Stand Up: Iraqi Cleric Sadr Tells Followers To End Sit-In

Reuters reports Populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr addressed his followers on Sunday. Sadr tried to help security forces clear roads blocked during months of sit-in protests. The cleric called for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Iraqi protesters reject new PM in marches across the country [Video]Iraqi protesters reject new PM in marches across the country

Protesters marched in Baghdad and southern cities in Iraq on Sunday against the appointment of the country's new Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Moqtada al-Sadr, a powerful symbol of resistance in Iraq [Video]Moqtada al-Sadr, a powerful symbol of resistance in Iraq

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:25Published

Four killed after Iraqi security forces raid protest camps [Video]Four killed after Iraqi security forces raid protest camps

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Inna Rudolf on France 24: "Muqtada Al-Sadr has once again demonstrated his power to mobilise crowds" [Video]Inna Rudolf on France 24: "Muqtada Al-Sadr has once again demonstrated his power to mobilise crowds"

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:01Published

Thousands rally in Baghdad against US military presence [Video]Thousands rally in Baghdad against US military presence

People responded to a call by Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr who has been rallying his supporters against Washington's interference.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:40Published

"No to America": Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence [Video]"No to America": Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence

Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a "million strong" protest against the American military presence, following the U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

 

Militia loyal to Shiite cleric Moqtada al Sadr clash with protesters in Baghdad

Violent clashes have broken out on the streets of Baghdad between supporters of the powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al Sadr and the wider anti-government protest movement following last week’s..
France 24 - Published

Rival protesters clash in Iraq as unrest continues

Anti-government demonstrators faced off against followers of influential cleric Moqtada Sadr across Iraq on Tuesday, a day after one demonstrator was killed in a clash between the two sides.
France 24 - Published

Iraq protest camps splinter over cleric's backing of new PM

iraq protest camps splinter over cleric's backing of new pm
BAGHDAD — Protest camps across Iraq began fracturing on Monday into separate clusters over whether to back premier-designate Mohammad Allawi, marking a pivotal point for the four-month-old movement...
WorldNews - Published

Moqtada Al Sadr calls for action against Iraq protests

moqtada al sadr calls for action against iraq protests
The populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada Al Sadr on Sunday ordered his followers to help security forces clear roads blocked by protesters, signalling a withdrawal of support for months-long anti-government..
WorldNews - Published

Iraqi cleric Sadr tells followers to clear sit-ins after PM appointed

Populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged his followers on Sunday to help security forces clear roads blocked during months of sit-in protests, calling for "day-to-day life" to resume following the..
Reuters - Published

Iraq's Sadr calls on supporters to rejoin anti-government protests

iraq's sadr calls on supporters to rejoin anti-government protests
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Firebrand Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday criticized the country’s political elite for not nominating a new prime minister to succeed outgoing Adil Abdul Mahdi and..
WorldNews - Published

VIDEO: Moqtada al-Sadr, a powerful symbol of resistance in Iraq

For months, Iraq has been rocked by anti-government demonstrations, and now a crisis between the United States and Iran. One man stands at the centre of these events: Moqtada al-Sadr, the Shiite cleric..
France 24 - Published

Iraq populist cleric calls for anti-U.S. demonstrations on Sunday

Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for demonstrations against the U.S. embassy on Sunday in Baghdad and other cities, a statement from his office said.
Reuters - Published

4 killed, dozens injured after Iraqi security forces raid protest camps

4 killed, dozens injured after iraqi security forces raid protest camps
Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets, killing four people and wounding dozens more, police..
WorldNews - Published

Iraq's Sadr says crisis over, tells militias to stand down: statement

Influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Wednesday the crisis Iraq was experiencing is over following de-escalation rhetoric from both Iran and the U.S. and called on militia groups not..
Reuters - Published

Iraq's Sadr mourns Soleimani, says followers ready to defend Iraq: statement

Populist Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr mourned on Friday the killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leaders in a U.S. air strike in Baghdad and said his..
Reuters - Published

Iraq's Sadr says he is willing to work with Iran-backed rivals to oust U.S. troops

Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Monday he was willing to work with Iran-backed militia groups - his political rivals - to end the United States military presence in Iraq through political..
Reuters - Published

Moqtada al-Sadr: The 'firebrand' cleric who could calm Iraq

Radical, firebrand, maverick, mercurial - but Moqtada al-Sadr could hold the key to calm in Iraq.
BBC News - Published

Drone attack targets Iraqi cleric's home following deadly attack on protesters

A rocket fired from a drone targeted the home of populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday, lawmakers from his Saeroon party said, following one of the capital’s bloodiest nights in recent..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •ReutersWorldNews

Muqtada al-Sadr

"The little serpent has left, and the great serpent has come," that's what radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr tells Bob Simon in this exclusive interview. While al-Sadr and his followers opposed..
CBS News - Published

Iraq's shi'ite political leader says will work with al-Sadr on achieving interests of the people

Iraq's shi'ite political leader Hadi al-Amiri said on Tuesday that he would work with Populist Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on achieving the interests of the people and saving the country,..
Reuters - Published

Cleric Al-Sadr joins Iraq protests as political crisis deepens

cleric al-sadr joins iraq protests as political crisis deepens
NAJAF: t Iraqi cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr joined thousands of demonstrators in the holy city of Najaf on Tuesday amid a spiralling political crisis sparked by deadly anti-government protests. At least 240..
WorldNews - Published

Iraq's Sadr calls on rival to join him in ousting PM

Populist Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has invited his biggest political rival to work with him on ousting the country's prime minister as thousands of anti-government protesters took to the..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi cleric Sadr calls for early election: statement

Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Monday called on Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to announce early parliamentary elections overseen by the United Nations and without the participation..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi cleric Sadr's political allies go into opposition

A parliamentary bloc backed by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday it would go into opposition until demands of anti-government protesters who flocked to the streets defying a..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi parliamentary bloc backed by influential Shi'ite cleric Sadr to go into Iraq's opposition

A parliamentary bloc backed by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday that it will go into Iraq's political opposition.
Reuters - Published

Iraq braces for fresh anti-government protests after bloodshed

Anti-government rallies have renewed across Iraq, the second phase of protests that turned deadly earlier this month and which could balloon after the endorsement of populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
France 24 - Published

Baghdad curfew lifted, nearly 100 dead in protests

baghdad curfew lifted, nearly 100 dead in protests
A curfew was yesterday lifted in Baghdad following days of protests that have left nearly 100 dead, but tensions remained after firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr demanded the government quit. The..
WorldNews - Published

Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calls for government resignation, snap election with international monitors: statement

Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calls on Friday for the government to resign and a snap election to be held monitored by international experts, a statement from his office said.
Reuters - Published

Iraq's Al Sadr makes surprise visit to Iran during holy day of Ashura

iraq's al sadr makes surprise visit to iran during holy day of ashura
Iraq’s populist cleric Muqtada Al Sadr has met with Iran’s top leaders during a visit to Tehran that marked the Shiite holy day of Ashura. Mr Al Sadr’s visit came as a surprise after he voiced..
WorldNews - Published

Iraqi Shi'ite cleric warns politicians to form government within 10 days

Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged political blocs on Monday to pressure the prime minister to form a complete cabinet within 10 days, warning that his supporters would take a "new stance" if..
Reuters - Published

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