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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REX2003040822 - Basra, Iraq, April 8 (UPI) -- Children from Basra rejoice the arrival of Coalition Troops, on April 8, 2003, just before securing the city. nn/Rex Features UPI **Europe Out** .
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