The situation in Southern Iraq

    The situation in the southern Iraqi town of Basra worsens as Iraqi forces clash with militants loyal to Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. What’s at stake in Basra, how did things get to this crisis point and can the Iraqi government handle the situation? We talk with reporters MOHAMAD BAZZI from the Council on Foreign Relations and BRIAN BENNETT from Time Magazine.
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