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Feelings run high in flashpoint Sadr City

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Feelings run high in flashpoint Sadr City

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The reaction to the verdict in the Shi’ite stronghold of Sadr city in Baghdad was of crowds of people delighted at the news their former tormentor is to be put to death. Iraq’s Shia community had suffered more than most from the Sunni-dominated Baathist regime, and there is little or no support for Saddam here.