Al-Sadr Linked to Mass Killings in Iraq

(Washington Times) Rowan Scarborough- A U.S. military intelligence report says followers of radical Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr imprisoned, killed, and mutilated Iraqis who opposed his insurrection in Najaf. After last week's truce, Iraqi forces moved into buildings held by the radical cleric's Mahdi's Army militia. "Inside the court building, Iraqi police found approximately 200 mutilated bodies taken by the Muqtada militia for speaking out against Muqtada al-Sadr," said the intelligence report. "Some of the prisoners had eyes and ears drilled out and others had their limbs and heads cut off."

2004-09-02 00:00:00

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