Sadr’s Militia seizes the city of Amara

October 20, 2006

The Guardian reports that Amara had been temporarily seized by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s army. British troops were on standby.

The siege goes to show how little control the Iraqi government has over the country, outside of Baghdad. And Baghdad itself has not been the safest place recently, with the US army even admitting a failure to provide security.

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