NAJAF, IRAQ - AUGUST 22: An Iraqi Shiite sniper loyal to the radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr fires at US troops from an empty building on the outskirts of the Najaf cemetery, on August 22, 2004 in Najaf Iraq. After a night of heavy U.S. aerial bombardment the 18 day standoff around the Imam Ali Shrine continues with over 1000 Sadr supporters believed to be inside the building.   (Photo by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/Getty Images) .