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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BAS2003040616 - BASRA, Iraq, April 6 (UPI) - A member of the Irish Guard, aka Desert Rats, holds a group of Iraqi civilians for safety reasons at a checkpoint just outside a former technical school and Bath Party Headquarters they had taken control of only days previous, while members of the Royal Scots Brigade took part in 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. cc/cc/Chris Corder UPI
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