Gates Doubts Al-Sadr Would Be Arrested

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Washington (AP) Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he doubts the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr would be subject to arrest by U.S. forces.

Al-Sadr is believed to be in Iran while elements of his Mahdi army in the Sadr city section of Baghdad fight Iraqi government troops supported by the U.S. military. Al-Sadr advocates the
departure of all U.S. forces.

Gates was asked about the U.S. view of Al-Sadr at a Pentagon news conference today. At the same news conference, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen called Al-Sadr “an enigma.”

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