The Iraqi offensive against Shiite militias in Basra last week sparked fierce fighting in Baghdad and elsewhere. Attacks also increased in Baghdad and other parts of the country.
SOURCE: Staff reports | GRAPHIC: By Dita Smith - The Washington Post - April 2, 2008
Attacks on U.S. Forces Soared at End of March Article | BAGHDAD, April 1 -- Attacks against U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces soared across Baghdad in the last week of March to the highest levels since the deployment of additional U.S. troops here reached full strength last June, according to U.S. military data and analysis.