Moqtada al-Sadr says he has suspended activity of Mahdi Army

Moqtada al-Sadr says he has suspended activity of Mahdi Army
# 28 August 2008 15:14 (UTC +04:00)
His followers are supposed to focus on education, religion and social justice. Earlier, Moqtada al-Sadr said he would disarm the Mahdi Army by turning the militia into a civic and social service organization. Moreover, Moqtada al-Sadr had before offered the Iraqi government to sign peace agreement.

In June this year Mahdi Army surrendered Amara, one of the main places of Shiites in the south of Iraq.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED