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Iraqi PM orders curfew in Karbala

July 1, 2018
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Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki imposes a curfew in Karbala after fierce fighting on Tuesday kills more than 50 people. (BBC News — 29 August, 2007)
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Iraqi police order hundreds of thousands of Shia pilgrims to leave Karbala after heavy gunfire breaks out. (BBC News — 29 August, 2007)
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A power struggle between rival Shiite groups erupted Tuesday during a religious festival in Karbala, as street battles were waged amid crowds of pilgrims. (New York Times — 29 August, 2007)
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Iraq’s government urges all militant groups to follow the example of the Shia Mehdi army and freeze activities. (BBC News — 31 August, 2007)
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BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 1 million pilgrims were ordered to leave the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday and police imposed a curfew after two days of violence — including raging gunbattles between rival militias — claimed at least 35 lives during a religious festival. (New York Times — 29 August, 2007)
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BAGHDAD, Aug. 29 — The powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr publicly ordered his huge militia Wednesday to “freeze” operations for up to six months, but U.S. and Iraqi officials expressed skepticism of the cleric’s intentions and his ability to control the fractured network of fighters who kill… (Washington Post — 30 August, 2007)
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Police ordered a curfew Tuesday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala and ordered more than one million pilgrims to leave after two days of violence claimed least 10 lives during a Shiite religious festival. (MSNBC — 29 August, 2007)
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The Iraqi Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr, announces the “rebuilding” of his Mehdi Army militia. (BBC News — 29 August, 2007)
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The Iraqi government called on all armed groups to join a cease-fire declared this week by Moktada al-Sadr. (New York Times — 1 September, 2007)
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Shiite cleric orders a six-month shutdown of Mahdi Army in what is described as a reform attempt. (Washington Post — 30 August, 2007)
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Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has ordered a six-month suspension of activities by his Mahdi Army militia in order to reorganize the force, an aide said Wednesday. (MSNBC — 29 August, 2007)
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