posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 11:36 AM
Iraq's prime minister Wednesday gave Shiite militants battling security forces in Basra a 72-hour deadline to surrender their weapons as the fighting
threatened to unravel a delicate cease-fire.
"I think you're going to see significant combat in a very highly populated area of Basra. And, you're going to see a lot of innocent civilians
killed as the militias war against Iraqi security forces. This is going to be ugly for the people of Basra."
[edit on 26-3-2008 by bamaoutlaw]