Friday, August 24, 2007
US Forces Battle Baghdad Militia
At least 10 people have been killed in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad in clashes between US forces and militants in a mainly Shia district. The Shula area in northwest Baghdad is a stronghold of the Mehdi Army militia loyal to Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr. Baghdad doctors said women were among those killed in the fighting. And in Samarra, about 60 miles north of Baghdad, at least five people died when suspected al-Qaida fighters attacked several police stations.