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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REX2003040803 - Basra, Iraq, April 8 (UPI) -- Col Messenger of the 40th Commandos Marines (left) briefs Commodore Miller Commander of Amphibious Task Group on the progress of 3 Commando Brigades into Basra, Iraq on April 8, 2003. nn/Rex Features UPI **Europe Out**
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