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  • U.S. troops clash with Shi'ite militia in Baghdad

    09/24/2005 11:33:23 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 43 replies · 1,218+ views
    Reuters | September 25, 2005
    BAGHDAD, Sep 25 (Reuters) - U.S. troops clashed with militia fighters loyal to a rebellious Shi'ite Muslim cleric in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, killing eight militiamen and wounding five, Iraqi police said. They said U.S. forces entered the poor Shi'ite district of Sadr City seeking to detain a group of militia members suspected of carrying out guerrilla attacks. The militia, known as the Mehdi Army, is loyal to Moqtada al-Sadr, a young radical cleric whose followers have led two uprisings against U.S. forces. The U.S. military said it had engaged what it termed anti-Iraqi forces in several locations in...
  • U.S. Forces Battle Militiamen in Baghdad (great quote by an Iraqi here)

    05/10/2004 10:51:09 AM PDT · by No Blue States · 18 replies · 115+ views
    AP via yahoo ^ | 5-10-04 | SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI
    NAJAF, Iraq - U.S. forces stepped up pressure on Shiite gunmen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, pushing with tanks into the holy city of Kufa and assaulting militia positions in the narrow streets of a Shiite enclave in Baghdad. At least 34 Iraqis were killed. The U.S. military also said a 24-year-old military policeman will be the first soldier to face a court-martial in the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison. Spc. Jeremy C. Sivits, a member of the 372nd Military Police Company, has been charged with conspiracy to maltreat subordinates and detainees, dereliction of duty for...