Iraqi cleric's supporters take to streets to call for removal of US troops

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Moqtada al-Sadr aide calls for end to joint security deals and closure of airspace to US military

Thousands of supporters of the populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have gathered in Baghdad for a rally to demand the removal of US troops from the country, putting the protest-hit capital on edge.

The march rattled the separate, months-old protest movement that has gripped Baghdad and the Shia-majority south since October, demanding a government overhaul, early elections and more accountability.

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