Iraqi Shias attack US-led forces


Seven American soldiers have been killed in Baghdad in the latest round of clashes between Shia Muslim militia and US-led occupying forces in Iraq.
They died in a battle for control of public buildings in the Sadr City area that had been taken over by followers of a radical Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr.

His supporters were involved in earlier clashes in Najaf that left about 20 Iraqis and two coalition soldiers dead.

Dozens of his supporters occupied the governor's office in Basra on Monday.

Moqtada Sadr is an increasingly outspoken opponent of the occupation.

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