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Iraqi troops, militias clash in Basra

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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 6:17 am | Updated: 11:06 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces clashed with Shiite militiamen Tuesday in the southern oil port of Basra and gunmen patrolled several Baghdad neighborhoods as followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered a nationwide civil disobedience campaign to demand an end to the crackdown on their movement.

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