August 28, 2007 / 7:26 PM / 13 years ago

Iraq's Sadr calls for calm in Kerbala: aide

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Powerful Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for calm on Tuesday in the wake of deadly clashes in the holy city of Kerbala that marred a major Shi’ite religious festival.

“Moqtada al-Sadr demands calm and asks the Sadrist followers not to take part in the disturbances,” the aide, Hazem al-Araji, told Reuters.

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