http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080328/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq]Iraqi PM vows to fight militas in Basra (AP)[/URL]



AP - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki pledged "no retreat" Thursday in the fight against Shiite militias in the southern city of Basra, as thousands of protesters demanded he resign over the crackdown and extremists fired rockets into the U.S.-protected Green Zone.