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: Dec. 31, 1969 at 7:00 PM
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REX2003041015 - Iraq, April (UPI) -- Members of Lima Company carry out river operations outside of a Basra, Iraq palace, in April, 2003. They check all fishermen and other boats travelling on the Shat Al Arib. rlw/REX FEATURES UPI.**Europe Out**
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