Middle East

March 24, 2008

Is 'success' of U.S. surge in Iraq about to unravel?

A critical cease-fire broke down Monday as Muqtada al Sadr's Mahdi Army militia began shutting down neighborhoods in Baghdad and the Iraqi government moved against it in Basra. Meanwhile, U.S. officials counted their 4,000th troop death and warned that withdrawing too soon would trigger collapse.

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