Mehdi Army fighters loyal to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr patrol a street in Basra

 
Mehdi Army fighters loyal to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr patrol a street in Basra
Mehdi Army fighters loyal to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr patrol a street in Basra, 550 km (340 miles) south of Baghdad, March 28, 2008. At least 120 "enemy" fighters have been killed in a four-day-old Iraqi military operation against Shi'ite militias in the southern oil hub of Basra, a senior Iraqi commander said on Friday. REUTERS/Atef Hassan (IRAQ)