http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080327/ts_afp/iraq]Baghdad under curfew as Iraq PM vows to pursue crackdown (AFP) [/URL]



AFP - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki vowed Thursday to pursue a crackdown on Shiite gunmen despite protests and mounting casualties, as Iraqi forces battled militias in Basra and Kut and slapped a three-day curfew on Baghdad.