Iraqi followers of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr flash the sign for victory and wave their national flag during a protest on March 16, 2013, in the city of Kut, south of the capital Baghdad, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary since the US-led invasion of Iraq. Demonstrators also called for the Iraqi government to provide basic services, to release prisoners they say are wrongfully held, and an end to oppression. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
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Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr speaks during a press conference in the northern Iraqi Kurdish city of Arbil during a visit to Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region in what his spokesman said was a bid to resolve a crisis between the region and Baghdad on April 26, 2012. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED
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Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr delivers a speech to his supporters following Friday prayers at the grand mosque of Kufa in the holy city of Najaf, on April 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR HAMDANI
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Iraqi radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr speaks to reporters during a press conference on March 13, 2006 in the city of Najaf 100 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq. The press conference comes in the wake of a series of car bomb explosions that rocked two busy marketplaces in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr city in eastern Baghdad. More than 40 people were killed and many more were wounded. (Photo by Saad Serhan/Getty Images).
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Iraq's maverick Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr visits Baghdad's Our Lady of Salvation Church before heading to the Friday prayers at a Sunni Muslim mosque on January 4, 2013. In other parts of the country protests in Sunni-majority areas were planned to call for the release of prisoners and criticise Nuri al-Maliki's Shiite-led government. AFP PHOTO / STR
Outspoken Iraqi sheikh Muqtada al-Sadr delivers Friday prayers on July 11, 2003, at the mosque in Kufa, near Najaf, where his father Mohamed Sadeq al-Sadr--one of Iraq's most respected clerics, who was killed by Baathists in 1999--first began giving sermons. The faithful line up in their thousands at the Kufa mosque to hear the cleric give a message of 'wait and see,' regarding the US occupation and new government of Iraq, and how Iraq's majority Shia Muslims should deal with it. Al-Sadr has also sparked a divide within Iraq's clerics, as he faces off with more moderate, and higher ranking religious leaders.
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Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr leaves the Armada Hotel after his meeting in Istanbul, on May 2, 2009. Iraq's Shiite radical leader Moqtada al-Sadr, who has not been seen in public for nearly two years, travelled from Iran to Turkey to discuss his country's future.AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC