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Cleric's Aide: Shiites Agree to Cease-Fire in Sadr City

An aide to a powerful Shiite cleric in Iraq says extremists have agreed to a cease-fire in Sadr City.

The aides to Muqtada al-Sadr says the cease-fire will go into effect tomorrow. He spoke today in the southern city of Najaf.

The cease-fire would not necessarily end clashes in Sadr City, which is the stronghold of al-Sadr's Mahdi Army. The U.S. military has blamed clashes on groups who broke away from the main Mahdi militia.