Palestinians Joining al-Sadr's Army in Iraq

(Jerusalem Post) Matthew Gutman - Palestinian fedayeen fighters have joined the ranks of Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's rebel Mahdi Army militia in recent days, militia leaders said Wednesday. Some 25 Palestinian fighters volunteered as suicide bombers against American troops, Sa'id Amr al-Husseini, one of Sadr's leading lieutenants, said. Sunni leaders are increasingly willing to share in the "glory of jihad with the Shi'ites," said Abd Satar Jabani, imam of Baghdad's largest Wahhabi mosque, on Tuesday.

2004-04-08 00:00:00

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