Some of the prominent allies of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on an internal list of those killed or detained this year.

Jan. 13: Gunmen in Basra kill Fayadh al-Moussawi, a senior commander of al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia.

March 12: Gunmen kill Sheik Abid al-Haidari, a senior official in al-Sadr's office in Basra.

Mid-March: Iraqi security forces arrest Amjad Saadi, a senior official in al-Sadr's office in Sadr City.

April 11: Gunmen kill Riyadh al-Nouri, the director of al-Sadr's office in Najaf.

Early May: Iraqi security forces arrest Mohammed al-Safi, suspected to be a top Mahdi Army coordinator in Baghdad.

July 18: Gunmen kill Sheik Safaa al-Lami, senior official in al-Sadr's office in New Baghdad district of the capital.