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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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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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