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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Lara Logan) Fear that violence that erupted in Basra will spread across Iraq featured; scenes shown from Basra and Baghdad’s Sadr City of fighting between Iraqi forces and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Iranian-backed militias and of Mahdi Army militiamen delivering copies of the Koran to Iraqi soldiers. [British army spokesman Maj. Tom HOLLOWAY- says the situation in Basra has been deteriorating for a while.] The view that Basra is the battleground for the proxy war between the US and Iran noted.
- Smith, Harry;
- Logan, Lara
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