The Iraqi police captured at least 500 men from the Sadr militia. To avoid bloodshed inside the shrine the IP negotiate with hundreds of fighters still besieged inside to save their life in return to lay their arms and surrender. Although the IP is in control of some parts around the Imam Ali Shrine, the complete control of the shrine is still to be completed.
Muqtada Sadr fate is not clear. He is most likely escaped last night after the announcement of handover of the keys to Sistani men or he is still among the besieged. There is plan to smuggle him to Iran or to the same whole where Saddam was hiding in!
There is fear the same thing may repeat itself in Kerbala so it has been put under curfew.
Sistani from London issued a statement asking to put Najaf under the control of the Iraqi Police.
Sadr's fate still have to be clarified there are some rumours about it and we will get the right news as soon as it is available.