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A look back at the Battle for Basra in 2003. British forces faced fierce resistance but kept driving forward taking over control of Iraq's second largest city after days of fighting.
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REX2003040321 - IRAQ, April 3 (UPI) -- A soldier serving with Number 1 Company 1st Battalion The Irish Guards, with his mug of tea, resting after a sucessful raid on a large complex on the outskirts if Basra, Iraq, on April 3, 2003. In a dawn raid on a University / factory complex within sight of their patrol base at Bridge Four on the outskirts of Basra the Irish Guards attacked and cleared the base after comming under fire from small arms mortars and SAM Missile systems which were fired from Iraqi positions at a British Lynx Helicopter supporting the Irish Guards. rlw/Giles Penfound/REX FEATURES UPI.**EUROPE OUT**
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