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
24 of 25
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**
| License Photo
Most Popular
Here's why Oakland Raiders fans are flipping to the Miami Dolphins
Floods, tornadoes likely in South; 3 storm chasers killed in collision
Japan's ruling party wants capability to attack enemy bases
Nunes rejects calls to remove self from Russia-Trump investigation
2 U.N. workers found dead in Democratic Republic of Congo