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."
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
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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.
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.
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