An Iraqi man celebrates with a picture of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad early on Sunday, after Sadr’s unexpectedly strong showing in Saturday’s parliamentary election. Photo: Agence France-Presse An Iraqi man celebrates with a picture of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad early on Sunday, after Sadr’s unexpectedly strong showing in Saturday’s parliamentary election. Photo: Agence France-Presse
An Iraqi man celebrates with a picture of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad early on Sunday, after Sadr’s unexpectedly strong showing in Saturday’s parliamentary election. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Iraq

In startling comeback, firebrand nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr surges in Iraq election

Sadr, who led two uprisings against US forces in Iraq, had recently been sidelined by Iran-backed fellow Shiites

Topic |   Iraq
An Iraqi man celebrates with a picture of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad early on Sunday, after Sadr’s unexpectedly strong showing in Saturday’s parliamentary election. Photo: Agence France-Presse An Iraqi man celebrates with a picture of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad early on Sunday, after Sadr’s unexpectedly strong showing in Saturday’s parliamentary election. Photo: Agence France-Presse
An Iraqi man celebrates with a picture of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad early on Sunday, after Sadr’s unexpectedly strong showing in Saturday’s parliamentary election. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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