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Militant Forces Make Compromise

Shiite cleric leader Moktada al Sadr announced a proposal Sunday that would end the fighting bewteen militant forces and Iraqi and American forces in the regions of Basra and Baghdad, according to the New York Times.
This can be seen as a step forward towards ending the fight that has been going on for 6 days. The proposal said that the militants would lay down their weapons as long as the Iraqi government met their demands.
However, right after the statement was released, two mortar shells were fired by militant forces towards the presidential palace in Basra.
The demands are to include ending the military action in those provinces and the release of imprisoned Sadrist members who haven't been convicted of crimes, according to the BBC.
A government spokesman said they welcome the action and that the gesture showed "concern for Iraq and Iraqis."