Iranian Sources: Al-Sadr in Coma After Food Poisoning

Mookie in a coma?
Sources in Iran report that Muqtada al-Sadr is in a coma in Tehran.
The contacts at Anti-Mullah say that he fell into a coma after a bout of “food poisoning”.

There are reports that Muqtada al-Sadr has reportedly checked into a clinic in Tehran after suffering from a life-threatening illness.
Newsmax reported:

Firebrand Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is being treated by foreign doctors in a Tehran clinic for a potentially life-threatening illness, sources in Baghdad told Newsmax on Friday.

The Iraqi cleric, who ordered his Iranian-backed “Mahdi Army” last August to refrain from terrorist attacks against U.S. or coalition forces for six months, has angered hard-line supporters who want to resume terrorist attacks, the sources said.

Muqtada al-Sadr is the last remaining scion of a much-revered family of Iraqi Shiite clerics, and is a distant relative of former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami.

His Mahdi Army has received significant military and financial support from Iran and became a driving force in the early “resistance” to the international coalition that liberated Iraq from Saddam Hussein in 2003.

…U.S. military officials have fingered the Iranian Revolutionary Guards for supplying Explosively-formed penetrators – a particularly deadly form of IED – to splinter groups of the Sadrist militia.

Hat Tip Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi

The MEMRI Blog, via LGF Quick Links, is reporting that al-Sadr announced that he is retiring?
He is only 34 years old.

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