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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REX2003040816 - Basra, Iraq, April 8 (UPI) -- Royal Marines from 42 CDO head out on patrol from the former palace of Saddam Hussein in Basra on April 8, 2003, shortly after securing the city. nn/Rex Features UPI **Europe Out** .
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