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Sadr Accepts Baghdad's Peace Plan for Najaf

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr agrees to disarm and withdraw his militia from the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, promising a possible end to two weeks of fighting.

In peace negotiations between Iraq's interim government and Sadr, militia loyal to the cleric would receive amnesty from prosecution. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.