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Deep Dive: Iraq's Sadr declares 'final retirement' as street politics escalates
In Iraq, Sadrist Movement leader Muqtada Al-Sadr has announced his "final retirement" from politics.
He has also reportedly gone on a "hunger strike" until violence unleashed by his announcement comes to an end.
Sadr's exit follows the sudden decision by Grand Ayatollah Kadhim Al-Haeri-the spiritual leader of the Sadrist Movement-to step down as a religious authority, urging support for Iran's supreme leader.
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