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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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BAS20030405011 - BASRA, Iraq, April 5 (UPI) -- Iraqis return to their vehicle on April 5, 2003, after members of the Irish Guard, also known as the Desert Rats, search them at a checkpoint just outside Basra, Iraq. British troops have moved just outside the city of Basra and have been conducting raids on resistance groups in Iraq's second largest city. dg/cc/cc/Chris Corder UPI
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