** ORIGINAL TONING AS SUPPLIED BY US MILITARY ** Marines with Company A, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), enters into conflict with the al-Mahdi army in Najaf, Iraq in this Sunday Aug. 8, 2004 photo supplied by the US Marine Corps. Witnesses on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 said U.S. forces stormed the house of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, but he wasn’t there. Residents saw U.S. forces break into the house, without meeting any resistance. Al-Sadr, who has led an uprising against coalition and Iraqi troops for over a week, has vowed to fight “until the last drop of my blood has been spilled.” (AP Photo/US Marine Corps, Cpl Dick Kotecki)
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