In Iraq, “His [Iraqi theologian and political leader Moqtada al-Sadr’s] militia the Mehdi Army has also observed a ceasefire since August 2007 that is widely credited with reducing sectarian tensions and contributing significantly to the fall in violence.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – “Profile: Moqtada Sadr,” BBC News, Jan. 8, 2011