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.
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