Shi’a Uprising In Basra?

FOXNews is reporting via their British affiliate SkyNews that Shi’ite Muslims in Basra are uprising against Ba’ath Party forces remaining in the city. The uprising is being supported by US and coalition artillery and other forces.

If true, it’s another nail in the coffin for the Iraqis not being willing to fight against Saddam Hussein.

UPDATE: 11:55AM CST- Sky News is confirming the uprising. Iraqi troops are firing back. More details as they arrive.

UPDATE: 12:13PM CST – The BBC has a few more details on the situation in Basra.

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