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WAR: Holy War Declared by Shi'ites

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posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 11:17 AM
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Holy war has been declared on British troops in Basra, Iraq by the Shi'ites loya to Muqtada al-Sadr. This happened after several Shi'ites were arrested. They state that they will "wage jihad and war against the foreign troops."
 



www.sky.com
Militiamen loyal to Shi'ite Muslim radical leader Moqtada al-Sadr have declared holy war against British forces based in Iraq's main southern city of Basra.


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They also stated that all Iraqi personnel fight on the side of the occupiers they will strike on them as well. Recently two Shi'ite militiamen have been killed in Basra.

[edit on 5-8-2004 by Banshee]




posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 11:21 AM
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I thought they has been on a holy war since the 9/11 with anything that is not muslin.


[edit on 5-8-2004 by marg6043]



posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 11:28 AM
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Someone should tell these fine upstanding members of society that the same rhetoric over and over again is nothing more than irritating already.

We will kill the infidels. We will kill the infidels. No, really, we will kill the infidels. Seriously!

Ok we get it. I don't know why they insist on declaring this holy war a hundred thousand damn times. You don't like us, we know.



posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 06:01 PM
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The latest is that "Shia Iraqi militants have fought running battles with US-led security forces in the holy city of Najaf and in Basra and the capital, Baghdad." And a U.S helicopter was shot down over Najaf, and its crew injured then another circled and picked up these troops. Also At least 10 people, including one US soldier, died in the fighting.

BBC holy war



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