Iraqi Shi'ite Opposition Says
No Uprising In Basra
TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim opposition group said on Wednesday there had been disturbances, but no uprising, in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
A spokesman for the Tehran-based Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) said there were "some disturbances" in Basra. Asked if this amounted to an uprising, the spokesman, Abu Islam, said: "No, there is no uprising."
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Wednesday he believed there had been a limited uprising in Basra overnight.