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September 03, 2007

British troops leave Basra, Iraq base

BASRA, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi soldiers hoisted the country’s flag over the Basra palace compound Monday after British troops withdrew from their last garrison in the city, a move that will hand control to an Iraqi force riddled with Shiite militiamen.

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at September 3, 2007 11:59 PM


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