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Mar 6th, 2011

Summary: A roadside bomb killed six people and wounded 12 in the oil-rich city of Basra in southern Iraq after reportedly missing a passing U.S. Army patrol. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on March 6, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that former Mahdi Army militia members, emboldened by the prospect of an Iraq free of the U.S. military and by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s decision to join a Shiite-led alliance expected to become the single largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament after the 2010 election, were reemerging ahead of the national elections.