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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Tuesday, 22 March 2005

Student deaths in al-Basrah in Mahdi Army attack

Zeyad of Healing Iraq is reporting that an attack last week by Sadrists and Mahdi Army militiamen on a group of students in al-Basrah resulted in two dead students, and he makes the point that he has seen little mention of it in the media. So far as I can trace it remains unreported on the BBC.

Zeyad wonders why there has as yet been no reaction from Governorate council (of the al-Basrah district), the police, or the British forces in Basrah. So do I ....
(There is of course a lot of reporting about recent outrages in Baghdad, but the South seems not to get the same coverage.)

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