Baath Maintains Hold on Southern Iraq Cities

(Washington Post) Travelers from the cities of southern Iraq insisted that the ruling Baath Party remains in unyielding control with thousands of cadres deployed with green uniforms and Kalashnikovs block by block, intersection by intersection, to prevent the fall of cities such as Basra, Nasiriyah, Hilla, and Karbala. Iraqi television no longer broadcasts outside the capital, but some still receive a signal transmitted by satellite.

2003-04-02 00:00:00

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