Iraq`s Sadr warns will `shake the ground` against militants

Powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has voiced opposition to US military advisers who have begun meeting with Iraqi commanders, and warned that his supporters would "shake the ground" in combating militants.

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 26, 2014, 03:47 AM IST

Najaf (Iraq): Powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has voiced opposition to US military advisers who have begun meeting with Iraqi commanders, and warned that his supporters would "shake the ground" in combating militants.

"We will shake the ground under the feet of ignorance and extremism," he said yesterday, referring to Sunni insurgents who have overrun a swathe of territory in the past two weeks, in a televised speech from the Shiite holy city of Najaf.
He added that he only supported "providing international support from non-occupying states for the army of Iraq".