I believe we must turn to a source we can trust. Al Jazeera. The headline is: Sadr orders his fighters to stand down.
What are the terms?
UPDATED ON: SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2008 19:27 MECCA TIME, 16:27 GMT - [it is currently 1805z]It is not targeting the Sadrists but criminals
Al-Sadr's nine-point plan, agreed with the Iraqi government, was issued by his headquarters in the city of Najaf and broadcast through loudspeakers on Shia mosques.
James Bays, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Baghdad, said: "The main elements are that Muqtada al-Sadr's fighters should leave the streets ... in return, apparently, they will not be pursued, the Iraqi government will not arrest any of them unless they have arrest warrants for them.
"The big question now is whether the Mahdi army fighters will obey this command because there are all sorts of factions and splinter groups in existence."
Despite the order Iraqi troops will continue military operations against "criminals" in Basra, al-Dabbagh later told the Reuters news agency.
"The operation in Basra will continue and will not stop until it achieves its goals. It is not targeting the Sadrists but criminals," he said.
How can you tell the difference? I suppose the criminals are the guys with weapons.
Cross Posted at Classical Values