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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REX2003041012 - Iraq, April (UPI) --A member of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers guards a Styx anti ship missile found in the Maqal area of Basra, Iraq, in April, 2003. rlw/REX FEATURES UPI.**Europe Out**
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