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Major Battle Taking Place In Basara  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

It looks like a lot of the easy running is done.

Marines report they are ingaged in some major fighing on the outskits of Basara in Iraq.

I knew an E-8 when I was in the service who had been there in 1991. Said that was the one place where they started getting major resistance from the Iraqi Army.


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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1083 times:

Reports are now that some cities north of Basra have been taken, cutting off any Iraqi forces from the rest of Iraq. Kind of like Dunkirk back in 1940.  Smile

Basra will have to be taken, but it can basically be bypassed now in the drive to Baghdad. I'm beginning to think (and hope) that a massive fight for Baghdad may not actually take place. There'll be some fighting, but it seems as if the whole Iraqi army as just vanished. For everyone involved, that would be the ideal-except for those who shall remain nameless who would LOVE to see a bloody firefight involving U.S. troops.

They won't remain nameless long. They'll come charging on here in just a little bit, I'm sure.  Smile


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

Basra has been secured

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/2875777.stm

Scotty


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

Boy this was has been a lot easier on Basara then the last one was.

Last war I understand that town was two foot high by the time the B-52 strikes where done.



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