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British troops in Basra, 2006
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 22, 2019
Monte Morin © Stars and Stripes
Basra, Iraq, May, 2006: British army soldiers patrol a defunct port area in Basra. Great Britain had about 8,000 military personnel in Iraq at the time, and a Stars and Stripes story noted that the ones serving in the Basra area experienced "manifestations of a very different conflict than the one being fought by American troops to the north." According to Brig. John Everard, commander of the Paderborn, Germany-based 20 Armoured Brigade, “this is not an insurgency. No one down here wants to undermine the government. What they want is their slice of the pie.”
Stars and Stripes' 2006 story about the British troops in Basra.