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Sun January 9, 2011
Iraq

Anti-American Cleric Returns To Iraq

Muqtada al-Sadr offered a brief speech to followers Saturday, following his return to Iraq from Iran, where he had lived in a self-imposed exile. He told thousands of supporters U.S. troops need to be gone by 2012. The fiery cleric also said support for the current government could continue, provided it addresses basic needs.