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Shiite Militias Raise Fears in Basra

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Shiite Militias Raise Fears in Basra

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Shiite Militias Raise Fears in Basra

Shiite Militias Raise Fears in Basra

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Shiite militias in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra have been patrolling the streets and cracking down on the sale of music, pornography and alcohol. Many residents now fear criticizing the city's Islamic parties, and British forces occupying the area worry the militias are undermining their activities. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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