Heavy fighting breaks out in southern Iraqi city

Heavy fighting erupted on Tuesday in Iraq's southern city of Basra where Iraqi authorities have clashed with members of the Mehdi Army, a Reuters witness said.

Heavy fighting breaks out in southern Iraqi city
An Iraqi military official said Iraqi forces had launched operations to "cleanse" Basra of armed groups.

"Sounds of explosions were heard in different areas of Basra and columns of smoke have been rising from northern districts of the city," the witness said.

Reuters
Last Mod: 25 Mart 2008, 14:16
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