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Iraq extends militiamen deadline  Iraq's government has extended by 10 days a deadline for Shia militiamen fighting troops in the city of Basra to hand over their weapons Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy
Moqtada Sadr calls off militias

year 2008 Top ^

  Shia cleric has ordered his fighters off the streets of Basra and other cities to end clashes with security forces
 He said that his movement wanted the Iraqi people to stop the bloodshed
  Baghdad: The prime minister gave Shiite militants battling security forces in Basra a 72-hour deadline to surrender their weapons.    Maliki issued the threat on the 2nd day of a government offensive, that has left a...

  Heavy fighting has been raging as thousands of Iraqi troops battle Shia militias in the southern city. British forces carried out air strikes
 Clashes have spread to Baghdad's Sadr City. 3 Iraqi army brigades were deployed to Basra as back-up for the offensive. Up to 15,000 troops could be involved. The operation is being overseen by PM Maliki, a day after he vowed to 're-impose law'

year 2006 Top ^

Oct.29 17 Iraqi police killed near Basra
  Gunmen have kidnapped and killed policemen. 15 of them were trainers instructing new recruits at a police academy Feb.22 'Sunni militants' killed in Basra  Gunmen have killed at least 11 people, including several foreigners, after entering a prison

year 2004 Top ^

May.8 2 Iraqis die in Basra clashes
  Supporters of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr clashed with coalition troops May.7 UK troops clash with Basra gunmen
  Hundreds of militiamen loyal to radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr have clashed with British troops

year 2003 Top ^

Aug.22 3 British soldiers killed in Basra
  Troops came under fire. 3 servicemen have been killed and another seriously wounded in Iraq's second city
Mar.25 Uprising reported in Basra  British forces have reported that a violent civilian uprising against Saddam Hussein has begun

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