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Sadr's Aides Contradict US Reports Of Sadr Being In Iran

Unfortunately, neither side on this have a lot of credibility in my eyes as far as telling the truth, so it's hard to know where the reality lies.

Unfortunately, neither side on this have a lot of credibility in my eyes as far as telling the truth, so it's hard to know where the reality lies. However, my gut reaction is this is a line of justification for a bombing raid into Iran. I really hope I'm wrong.

Reuters:

Radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is still in Iraq and has not left for Iran, several of his aides said on Wednesday, after American officials suggested he may have departed to avoid an offensive against militants.

[..]Two U.S. officials in Washington spoke to Reuters about Sadr after the ABC News network reported he had fled to Iran because of fears he might be targeted by U.S. bombing raids and worries over his safety because of fracturing within his movement.

Speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, they said the U.S. military believed Sadr had left Iraq and was now in Iran.

In a report on CNN, administration officials said Sadr's departure may have been prompted by President George W. Bush's plan to add 21,500 troops in Iraq to help the Baghdad crackdown.

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