Arabic News From Iraq: Sadrists Threaten to End Cease-Fire Agreement
by Nathaniel Rabkin
Sadrist Spokesmen Threaten to End Truce
The six month “freeze” or unilateral stand down of the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia announced last August is set to expire this Friday. According to Sadrist spokesman Salah al-Ubaydi, the freeze will end unless Sadrist leader Muqtada al-Sadr publicly announces an extension of it in the coming days. Ubaydi did not indicate whether he considered such an announcement likely or not.