Courtesy of CBN News, December 21, 2006
CBNNews.com - He's been called "the most dangerous man in Iraq."
Now, the radical Shiite militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr is considering a cease-fire.
Al-Sadr met with other Shiite leaders Thursday.
They're asking him to rejoin the political process. His supporters pulled out of the political process three weeks ago, after al-Maliki met with President Bush in Jordan.
Al-Sadr is the commander of the Mahdi army - that's the brutal militia behind much of the sectarian violence.
Until the walkout, al-Sadr's faction had been an integral part of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's governing coalition.
Observers hope any agreement on al-Sadr's part will curb the bloodshed in the country.
Sources: CBN News, Associated Press