Iraq’s Sadr warns will ‘shake the ground’ against militants
Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr voices opposition to U.S. military advisers who have begun meeting with Iraqi commanders
Powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Wednesday voiced opposition to U.S. military advisers who have begun meeting with Iraqi commanders and warned that his supporters would "shake the ground" in combating militants.
"We will shake the ground under the feet of ignorance and extremism," he said, referring to Sunni insurgents who have overrun a swathe of territory in the past two weeks, in a televised speech from the Shiite holy city of Najaf.
He added that he only supported "providing international support from non-occupying states for the army of Iraq."