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Iraq cleric Moqtada Sadr urges Assad to step down

NAJAF: Influential Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr on Saturday called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, also calling on Washington and Moscow to stop intervening in the conflict. The young Najaf-based Shiite cleric condemned the killing of 87 people, including 31 children, in a suspected chemical attack last week in a rebel-held Syrian town that has been widely blamed on Damascus. "I would consider it fair for President Bashar al-Assad to resign and leave power, allowing the dear people of Syria to avoid the…