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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REX2003040816 - Basra, Iraq, April 8 (UPI) -- Royal Marines from 42 CDO head out on patrol from the former palace of Saddam Hussein in Basra on April 8, 2003, shortly after securing the city. nn/Rex Features UPI **Europe Out** .
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