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Release of Mehdi army members renews fears in Baghdad

Members of Moqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi army have been released from jail and are making their presence felt in various Iraqi neighbourhoods.

Some of these men were suspected of involvement in some of the worst violence during the sectarian civil war.

Their release has been met with fear, particularly by the same Iraqi forces who were once trained to catch and imprison them.

Gabriel Gatehouse reports.

  • 22 Dec 2010