Uprising in Iraq
13 April, 2004
Approxmimately 600 Iraqis and 60 USsoldiers killed and over a third of the 200,000 residents of Falujah have fled the city, west of Baghdad during the uprising in Iraq by the forces of Muqtada Sadr and people of Falujah, Started on March 31, 2004.
So far, Iraqis have captured almost 30 coalition soldiers and workers of
different countries including America ,Spain, Japan and China.Two US
Apache helicopters were shot down in west of Baghdad and the rebellious
Iraqis have taken control over Falluja, Kut and some parts of the town of Karbala. Moreover, a battalion of the newly build Iraqi army soldiers refused to go to Fallujah to support US forces fighting for control of the city. The
Iraqi soldiers told the American military that they had not signed up to
fight fellow Iraqis.
President George W. Bush admitted that the recent uprising situation had
been tough for the United States and there priority is to capture Muqtada
Sadr or kill him.
1.What would be the consequences of this uprising by the forces of Muqtada
2.Is there any possibilty that coalition forces would leave Iraq in a near future?
3.Will United States be able to successfully establish a civilain government in Iraq amid on going civilian protest and uprise ?