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Iraq, March 2003: Amid a gusting sandstorm, Marines fire 60mm mortars north of An Nasiriyah, Iraq. he Marines are part of Task Force Tarawa made up from units from the 1st Marine Division and the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, as well as a British parachute unit. The battle for An Nasiriyah lasted from March 23 to April 2, 2003.

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