Iraqi Shiite Leader Urges Syria to Strike Back at Israel

(Times of Israel) Ilan Ben Zion - Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr on Sunday urged Damascus to retaliate against Israel and called on his followers to defend Syria's prestige in the face of alleged Israeli aggression. His political party, the Sadr Movement, holds 40 seats in Iraq's 325-seat parliament and is widely regarded as an Iranian client. Professor Moshe Maoz of Hebrew University noted that "The Sunni world is rejoicing that Israel struck Syria."

2013-05-06 00:00:00

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