Dozens killed as Iraqi army clashes with rebel Shiites

(AGI) Baghdad, July 2 - Dozens were killed when Iraqi troopsattacked bases of the Shi'ite sheikh al Husseini Sarkhi insouthern Iraq on Wednesday, said local sources. The offensivein Kerbala and Diwaniya was ordered because the sheikh refusedto accept Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's fatwa call for Shi'ites tofight the Sunni insurgency in the north of the country. . .

(AGI) Baghdad, July 2 - Dozens were killed when Iraqi troopsattacked bases of the Shi'ite sheikh al Husseini Sarkhi insouthern Iraq on Wednesday, said local sources. The offensivein Kerbala and Diwaniya was ordered because the sheikh refusedto accept Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's fatwa call for Shi'ites tofight the Sunni insurgency in the north of the country. . .