BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – Popular Iraqi Shiite cleric, Muqtada Al-Sadr, called on Bashar Al-Assad to immediately step down from his position as Syrian President.
Sadr warned Assad through a statement released on Tuesday evening that if he does not step down, he will share the same fate as slain Libyan President Mu’ammar Al-Gaddafi.
The Iraqi cleric’s statement comes just 24 hours after he made a similar demand of the Syrian President.
Assad has not responded to the Iraqi cleric’s statements nor has the government in Baghdad.
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