Thursday, February 21, 2008

Mookie's ceasefire decision

Looks like it will be announced during Friday prayers. Bill Roggio at The Long War Journal has this Report: Sadr to extend cease-fire
  • Muqtada al Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist movement and the commander of the Mahdi Army, has ordered the extension of the cease-fire, anonymous senior officials in his movement have told Reuters. The cease-fire, which was put in place after a major clash in Najaf in August 2007, will be extended by six months.

This is certainly good news. Mookie could have made 2008 somewhat painful if he had allowed the Mahdi Army to start up the sectarian killings again.

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