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"Some Iraqis have even begun to take up arms against al-Sadr. According to a
recent story by Knight Ridder Newspapers, scores of young men from Najaf
have organized into an anti-Sadr force called Thul Fiqal al Battar. They
target a few gunmen at a time, either scaring them off or shooting them."
"On both Monday and Tuesday, hundreds of individuals marched through Najaf
calling for Sadr to depart. Even more are expected to turn out to demand
Sadr's expulsion on Friday."
"According to a State Department report released last month, terrorism hit
its lowest level in 34 years in 2003. While terrorists killed 307
individuals that year, it was still a pronounced improvement from the 725
killed in 2002. There are two likely reasons for that dramatic reduction.
Over 3,400 suspected members of al Qaeda have been locked up. Many others
have likely gone to Iraq. While being engaged (and being detained, and being
killed) by Coalition soldiers, those terrorists are not attacking Western
And yes, this is a deliberate poke-in-the-eye and raspberrys to those of the