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Invasion & Occupation in Iraq from 20 Mar 2003 to "actual" and "Physical" date of Cut_and_run ( TBD )

What's_the_'Point'?
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An "amazing" newslink Iraq national conference due to begin amid tight security

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But both radical Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada_al_Sadr and the influential Sunni Committee of Muslim Scholars have announced their decision to boycott the event, dismissing it as unrepresentative of the true will of the Iraqi people.
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15 August 2004 Iraqi national conference off to rocky start

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http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20040815/ts_afp/iraq_politics_conference_040815102505&e=2

more than 100 delegates walked out to protest against fighting in the holy city of Najaf.

The protestors threatened to withdraw from the conference unless US-led military operations against Sadr's fighters in Najaf were not halted.
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40 minutes ago U.S. armored vehicles and tanks rolled back into the streets of Najaf and troops battled Shiite militants in a vast cemetery Sunday in a resumption of fighting after the collapse of negotiations aimed at ending the standoff in this holy city. 040815
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Sadr's influence seeps across turbulent Iraq
Chicago Tribune - 5 minutes ago
Fighting Resumes in Holy City of Najaf
AP - 28 minutes ago
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. U.S. Battles Shiites in Iraqi Holy City
AP - 52 minutes ago
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kx21 Protest at Iraq Forum Reshapes Najaf Crisis

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The outburst triggered a succession of events that quickly reshaped government policy toward Najaf and instilled the

first measure of checks-and-balances in Iraq's nascent political system.
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The Graces from Heaven

The Shiite protesters, along with several non-Shiite participants, caucused and drafted a letter to interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and his cabinet that called for a dialogue with Sadr and

"an immediate cease-fire and cessation of all military activities in Najaf and other Iraqi cities."
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. "first measure of checks-and-balances in Iraq's nascent political system." 040815
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