Friday, March 28, 2008

U.S. Military Aircraft Drop Bombs on Militia Positions in Basra

March 28 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. aircraft bombed militia positions in Basra overnight, joining the fight four days into an operation by Iraqi forces against Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army in the southern oil hub.

U.S. aircraft bombed ``positively identified militia targets,'' including ``groups of militia that were targeting Iraqi forces,'' Major Tom Holloway, a spokesman for U.K. forces based on the outskirts of Basra, said today by telephone. ``The support was requested by Iraqi forces.''

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