Al Madhi army and British troops clash, 36 dead

Some 36 people are reported killed in ongoing clashes between British soldiers conducting house to house searches in the Iraqi cities of Amara and Majar al-Kabir, and members of the Shiite al-Mahdi army, loyal to the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

Al Madhi army and British troops clash, 36 dead
Some 36 people are reported killed in ongoing clashes between British soldiers conducting house to house searches in the Iraqi cities of Amara and Majar al-Kabir, and members of the Shiite al-Mahdi army, loyal to the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

Local media quoted medical staff at Amara hospital saying 36 bodies had been brought in.

A Mahdi Army official said 17 of its members had been killed and 45 wounded. A British military spokesman said there were no troop casualties.

Also on Monday, two people were killed in clashes between Iraqi police and Mehdi Army fighters in the southern town of Nasiriya.
Last Mod: 18 Haziran 2007, 17:08
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