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Basra Attacks

Triple Bombings Hit Basra

AP | NABIL AL-JURANI | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

BASRA, Iraq — Three bombs hidden in motorcycles exploded in a southern Iraqi oil city Wednesday evening, killing seven people who were sitting a...

Jason Linkins

Pelosi Calls Out Petraeus For Parroting Bush Spin

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We noted yesterday the bizarre way that General Petraeus' testimony changed between his Tuesday appearance before the Senate committees and his Wednes...

Jason Linkins

Petraeus Shifts Sharply On Basra, Aligns With White House Spin

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perhaps sensing that his testimony on Tuesday was undermining the official White House version of events in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus today offered a ...

Juan Cole: Why al-Maliki Attacked Basra

Salon | Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why did Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki attack the Mahdi army in Basra last week? Despite the cease-fire called Sunday by Shiite leader Sayyid M...

Militiamen Holding Out in Basra Fighting

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister warned gunmen in the oil port of Basra to surrender their weapons by Friday or face harsher measures, as clashes...

US, Iraqi Troops Battle Shiite Militia

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Iraq's leaders faced their gravest challenge in months Tuesday as Shiite militiamen loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr batt...

Is "Success" Of Iraq Surge About To Unravel?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A cease-fire with Muqtada al Sadr and his loyalists in the Mahd army is showing signs of deterioration. The agreement, which has been critical to the...