Brits take control of Basra (25 images)

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.
Updated: March 31, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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BAS2003040614 - BASRA, Iraq, April 6 (UPI) -- Members of the Irish Guard and a Warrior armored personel carrier from the Royal Scots Dragoon, 7th Armored Brigade, aka Desert Rats, leave a former technical school and Bath Party Headquarters they had taken control of only days previous, in route a dawn raid on Basra, Iraq on April 6, 2003. British forces faced fierce resistance inside the city of Basra but kept driving forward taking over control of most of Iraq's second largest city after days of fighting. dg/cc/cc/Chris Corder UPI
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