Iraq

Iraq

Under-construction

Saddam Hussein

Anticipating Muqtada al-Sadr’s rise to power

Muqtada al-Sadr, one of Iraq’s most powerful Shi’ite political clerics, in Damascus in July 2010. Sadr made a surprise return to Iraq, ending nearly four years of self-imposed exile in Iran. (Photo: AP via The Washington Post)

Muqtada al-Sadr Expected to Turn Iraq into Shi’ite Theocracy After U.S. Withdraws from Iraq (July 26, 2008)

Muqtada al-Sadr Urges ‘Revenge Operations’ (Jan. 9, 2009)

Iraq Set to Elect Pro-Iran Leader (Feb. 25, 2010)

Muqtada al-Sadr on the March (March 31, 2010)

Pro-Iran Pact Emerges in Iraq (May 5, 2010)

Muqtada al-Sadr Rises to Power (Oct. 1, 2010)

In Iraq, ‘Victory’ for Iran (Nov. 12, 2010)

Muqtada al-Sadr’s Triumphant Return to Iraq (Jan. 8, 2011)

Muqtada Al-Sadr Threatens to Unleash Mahdi Army Militia (April 9, 2011)

Muqtada al-Sadr: ‘Stop Killing Americans’ (Sept. 12, 2011)