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Al-Sadr Calls for End of Fighting in Iraq

August 30, 2004

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) _ Rebel Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on Monday for his followers across Iraq to end fighting against U.S. and Iraqi forces, an al-Sadr aide said.

``(He) has called for a halting of all military operations in Iraq, and we are studying the idea of joining the political process,″ said Naim Al-Kaabi, an al-Sadr aide in Baghdad.

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