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
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BAS2003040504 - BASRA, Iraq, April 5 (UPI) - An Iraqi man is searched by a member of the Irish Guard, also known as the Desert Rats, as a comrade looks on from the safety of his foxhole. 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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