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US troops clashes with Shiite militia in Iraq
Updated: 2004-05-15 21:08

Iraqi Shi'ite youths throw stones at a U.S. military convoy in the center of the most populated Shi'ite district of Al-Sadr city, in Baghdad, May 15, 2004. U.S.-led forces battled insurgents around some of the holiest Shi'ite shrines in Iraq on Saturday. [Reuters]

Iraqis carry the coffin during the funeral procession for 1st Lieutenant of Iraqi Traffic Police, Bassim Mutashre, in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday May 15, 2004. Relatives said he was killed by US soldiers on Friday night in the mostly poor Shia neighborhood of Sadr City, that has a large support base for radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and has witnessed almost daily armed clashes with the US army. [AP]

Shi'ite men loyal to the radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr chant anti-U.S. slogans during a funeral of a militant in Najaf, May 15, 2004. [Reuters]