Muqtada Al-Sadr

Type: Person
Name: Muqtada Al-Sadr (Moqtada Alsadr)
Title: Muslim Shia Leader in Iraq
Date of Birth: 1974
Nationality: Iraq
Fact Sheet: Biography for Muqtada Al-Sadr
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Miladinov and al-Sadr confirm the importance of forming a government to suit all components of the Iraqi people

Najaf / NINA / Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Nikolai Miladinov confirmed on Saturday the importance of the formation of a national government that is suitable for all spectra of the ... [Published National Iraq News Agency - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Events in Iraq

Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend open-air Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, July 18, 2 ... [Published VOA News - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

Shia volunteers flock to defend Iraqi shrine - Middle East

Followers of the Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have gathered in the Iraqi city of Samarra, home to the Askari shrine, one of the most venerated sites for Shia Muslims. Footage shot by a freelance cameraman in and around the city on Tuesday showed truckloads ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Muqtada al-Sadr vows to 'shake the ground' in Iraq by sending his men to fight Isis rebels

Iraq's powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose Iranian-backed militias fought British troops in Basra, is sending his men to fight the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIS).It has swept through northern and Western Iraq amid allegations of ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 3 reports

Sunni Militants Seize Town Near Baghdad as Iraqi Forces Battle for Water Dam

09:38 PMFacebookTwitterGoogle+Baghdad, June 26 (RHC)-- Sunni militants have seized another Iraqi town just an hour from the capital Baghdad.  Mansouriyat al-Jabal is home to four natural gas fields and is the latest in the north and west to fall under ... [Published Radio Habana Cuba - Jun 27 2014]
Entities: Iraq, Sunni Islam, Baghdad
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 3 reports

Rebels take gas field town near Baghdad

Posted On Friday, June 27, 2014 at 02:36:15 AMA fleeing girl cries near a Kurdish checkpoint in northern Iraq on WednesdayBAGHDAD: Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields on Thursday, another gain by Sunni insurgents ... [Published AhmedabadMirror.com - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 4 reports

Iraqi Parliament to Meet in Step to Form New Government

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s vice president called on parliament Thursday to convene next week, taking the first step toward forming a new government to present a united front against a rapidly advancing Sunni insurgency as a bombing killed 12 people in a Baghdad ... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 5 reports

»On the sidelines of the ‘shrines wars’

By Muhammad AburummanWe do not know, specifically, what the US Secretary of State John Kerry has in his pockets (during the current visit) regarding the deteriorating situation in Iraq, which is heading towards a civil war —the reduction of the current ... [Published Al Ghad - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 22 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 3 reports

ISIL takes control of border crossing

Takfiri militants of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have reportedly taking control of a crossing on the border between Iraq and Syria. According to Iraqi security sources on Sunday, militants belonging to the terrorist group ... [Published Press tv - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 22 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 2 reports

Iraqi Shiites say driven from homes in Sunni area

, Iraqi armed Shiite militiamen, followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, parade in the northern oil rich province of Kirkuk, Iraq. The insurgents came at midday, walking across a canal, advancing under cover of mortar fire toward the cluster of three ... [Published Herald & Review - Jun 22 2014]
First reported Jun 22 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 9 reports

Iraq Update: Air Force Runs Out Of Missiles, ISIS Controls The Border; Shiite Clerics Threaten US Troops

Now that the Iraq proxy war scene is set, and as we reported on Friday , Prime Minister Maliki has become a pawn in yet another middle-east war between the west and the petrodollar (with both Saudi Arabia and the US making it clear Maliki has to go) and ... [Published Zero Hedge - Jun 22 2014]
First reported Jun 22 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 2 reports

'Terrorism to boomerang on sponsors'

has warned the supporters of Takfiri terrorism of the backlash of such acts of terror in their own countries. Rouhani said on Sunday that those who support terrorists should know that the time will come when terrorists will turn against their supporters. ... [Published Press tv - Jun 22 2014]

Quotes

An official source from the special office of al-Sadr said that "the two sides discussed developments in the political process and field conditions, especially with regard to the displaced file and military field file."

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Miladinov and al-Sadr confirm the importance of... [Published National Iraq News Agency - Jul 19 2014]
Diverse Shiite Militias Highlight Iraq Division [Published World Politics Review - Jul 19 2014]
Events in Iraq [Published VOA News - Jul 18 2014]
Winners of Medal of Excellence for the Most Inf... [Published KXXV-TV - Jul 18 2014]
Shia volunteers flock to defend Iraqi shrine - ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 17 2014]
Shia volunteers flock to defend Iraqi shrine [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Jul 17 2014]
Middle East through the Looking Glass [Published Global Politician - Jul 17 2014]
Winners of Medal of Excellence for the Most Inf... [Published CBS Detroit - Jul 17 2014]
To bring Iraq back from the brink [Published New York Post - Jul 17 2014]
Shia Militias in Baghdad Prepares to Take on ISIS [Published Breitbart.com - Jul 16 2014]
Shia Militias in Baghdad Prepares to Take on ISIS [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 16 2014]
The Shia Militia Plans for War on ISIS [Published Daily Beast - Jul 16 2014]
The Battle for Baghdad - 14 July 2014 [Published Boston IMC - Jul 14 2014]
Volunteers help Iraqi forces slow ISIL advance ... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 14 2014]
How Iraq was lost: The inside story of U.S. bun... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 14 2014]
In Iraq’s most sacred city, a governor from Mic... [Published Stars and Stripes - Jul 14 2014]
Iraq illusions [Published Iran Focus - Jul 12 2014]
Barzani blames Maliki for partition war in Iraq [Published AlMonitor - Jul 10 2014]
A call to arms: what lies beneath Sistani’s pot... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 10 2014]
Bruised Iraqi army leans on volunteers [Published Kashmir Observer - Jul 10 2014]
Battle for Baghdad [Published ZNet - Jul 10 2014]
/8/ Snipers of ISIS gangs killed in Diyala [Published National Iraq News Agency - Jul 09 2014]
Inside Iraq's political stalemate [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Jul 08 2014]
Iraq: what next? [Published Daily Times - Jul 08 2014]
Muqtada al-Sadr meets with the military leaders... [Published National Iraq News Agency - Jul 08 2014]
The Two Competing Middle-Run Scenarios for Iraq [Published Toward Freedom - Jul 08 2014]
Is It Wrong To Bribe a Prison Guard? [Published LewRockwell.com - Jul 07 2014]
Iranian Pilot Killed in Iraq Defending Shrine [Published VOA News - Jul 06 2014]
Iraq: A military solution to a political problem? [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Jul 06 2014]
Iraq May Bring Back Discredited Leader Ahmed Ch... [Published Bayou Buzz - Jul 06 2014]
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Shia Militias in Baghdad Prepares to Take on ISIS [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 16 2014]
Via the Daily Beast:  A commander of Moqtada al Sadr’s newly renamed “Peace Brigades” describes plans to reunify Iraq—with a little help from Iran. Will they fight ISIS as hard as they fought the U.S. Army? SADR CITY, Iraq — Suicide bombers ...
In Midst of Tikrit Campaign, al-Maliki refuses ... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 05 2014]
Despite the Iraqi parliament’s failure to reach a quorum on Tuesday, in a clear slap in the face to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other incumbents running for another term, on Friday Mr. al-Maliki insisted that he remains a candidate for a third ...
The Debacle of the Caliphates: Why al-Baghdadi’... [Published Informed Comment - Jun 30 2014]
Ibrahim al-Badri, a run-of-the-mill Sunni Iraqi cleric, gained a degree from the University of Baghdad at a time when pedagogy there had collapsed because of the Saddam Hussein dictatorship and international sanctions. After 2003 he took the name Abu ...
ISIS and the Mahdi, twice in one week [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Jun 28 2014]
[ by Charles Cameron -- significant posts from Harun Yahya and Tim Furnish ] . Two items came over my transom recently that I want to report to you, since they tie ISIS — happening now — and the Mahdi – a timeless figure whose apperance in time is ...
Things Fall Apart: Iraq [Published Firedoglake - Jun 27 2014]
Checkmate? The mistakes of U.S. foreign policy are mostly based on the same flawed idea: that the world is a chessboard on which the U.S. makes moves, or manipulates proxies to make moves, that either defeat, counter or occasionally face setbacks from ...
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Volunteers help Iraqi forces slow ISIL advance ... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 14 2014]
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