25 February 2006

Reconciliation between Sadrists & Sunni Resistance: IRR, 25 February '06

Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
  • Resistance sharpshooter reportedly kills US soldier in Hit.
  • Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars and Shi‘i Muqtada as-Sadr movement denounce sectarian attacks, blame US for sectarian violence, demand American withdrawal.
  • Muqtada as-Sadr: Sadr forces not involved in attacks on Sunnis; Jaysh al-Mahdi to protect Sunni mosques from attacks.
  • Observers see continuation of US effort to ignite sectarian conflict continues as mysterious car bomb kills or wounds dozens of Shi‘i civilians in holy city of Karbala’.

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