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Iraqi Shi'ite Opposition Says

Interesting...Yesterday, FoxNews reported again and again that thousands of Iraqis were taking arms against the Iraqi military in a full-scale rebellion. They wouldn't make something like that up, would they?
Iraqi Shi'ite Opposition Says
No Uprising In Basra
3-26-3

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.