Articles by Aref Mohammed

Iraqi Premier Vows to Battle to the End

  • 28 March 08
  • Reuters
Iraq's U.S.-backed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki vowed on Thursday that security forces would battle Shiite militia in Basra ""to the end"" despite thousands of protesters marching to demand his resignation.

Iraqi Troops Begin Drive Into Basra

  • 26 March 08
  • Reuters
Iraqi security forces battled the Mahdi Army militia in Basra on Tuesday in a drive to win control of the southern oil city, but violence appeared to be spreading to Baghdad and other cities.

Iraq PM Declares State of Emergency in Basra

  • 01 June 06
  • Reuters
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday declared a state of emergency for a month in oil-rich Basra, which is in the grip of a power struggle among Shiite factions.