Thursday, August 05, 2004


Reuters brings us bad news from Iraq, er, more bad news:

Photo: Reuters Posted by Hello

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Followers of rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shot down a U.S. helicopter on Thursday in the Iraqi city of Najaf and two were killed by British troops in Basra in clashes that threatened to reignite a Shi'ite uprising.

Historians have long feared an all-out uprising in Iraq, feared it for coalition troops and innocent civilians who would be massacred if such an event occured. Arresting al-Sadr would be the tipping-point.



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