Blockade on Iraq's Sadr City to be lifted Saturday

A two-week old ban on vehicles in Baghdad's eastern Shi'ite slum of Sadr City will be lifted on Saturday, the Iraqi military said on Wednesday.

Blockade on Iraq's Sadr City to be lifted Saturday
Major-General Qassim Moussawi, a military spokesman, said the effective blockade on cars entering or leaving Sadr City, the scene of fierce clashes in past days between Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi Army and both U.S. and Iraqi security forces, would end at 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) on Saturday.

A separate vehicle curfew in Shula in northwestern Baghdad will be lifted a day earlier, he said.
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