Just something for the learned analysts to consider as they continue to urge that Al-Sadr be “included in the political process.” “Muqtada Al-Sadr Declares Three Days Of Mourning For Mughniya; Source: Mughniya Trained Mahdi Army, Assassination Squads,” from MEMRI (thanks to Sr. Soph):
The Sadrist Shi’ites in Iraq, led by Muqtada Al-Sadr, have declared a three-day mourning period for Imad Mughniya.
An Iraqi security source said that Mughniya had entered Iraq via Iran, and had trained some 500 members of the Mahdi Army, which belongs to the Sadrists.
He added that he had also trained a number of squads in planning and carrying out assassinations within Iraq.
Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, February 15, 2008