Mahdi Army fighters take positions in Basra, Iraq.
Mahdi Army fighters take positions in Basra, Iraq. Nabil al-Jurani / AP
Mahdi Army fighters take positions in Basra, Iraq. Nabil al-Jurani / AP

Iraqi prime minister softens ultimatum as militias stand ground in Basra

March 28, 2008 12:50 AM

UPDATED March 28, 2008 09:04 PM

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