Iraq Project


Sadrists Threaten to End Freeze of Jaysh al-Mahdi

Arabic News From Iraq: Sadrists Threaten to End Cease-Fire Agreement

by Nathaniel Rabkin

Sadrist Spokesmen Threaten to End Truce

The six month “freeze” or unilateral stand down of the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia announced last August is set to expire this Friday. According to Sadrist spokesman Salah al-Ubaydi, the freeze will end unless Sadrist leader Muqtada al-Sadr publicly announces an extension of it in the coming days. Ubaydi did not indicate whether he considered such an announcement likely or not.