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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...ffset=0&page=1

Secret deal kept British Army out of battle for Basra
(Nabil al-Jurani)
Four thousand British troops, including elements of the SAS, are based outside Basra

Deborah Haynes in Baquba and Michael Evans, Defence Editor
A secret deal between Britain and the notorious al-Mahdi militia prevented British Forces from coming to the aid of their US and Iraqi allies for nearly a week during the battle for Basra this year, The Times has learnt.

Four thousand British troops – including elements of the SAS and an entire mechanised brigade – watched from the sidelines for six days because of an “accommodation” with the Iranian-backed group, according to American and Iraqi officers who took part in the assault.

US Marines and soldiers had to be rushed in to fill the void, fighting bitter street battles and facing mortar fire, rockets and roadside bombs with their Iraqi counterparts.

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Like we should expect anything different.
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...ffset=0&page=1

Secret deal kept British Army out of battle for Basra
(Nabil al-Jurani)
Four thousand British troops, including elements of the SAS, are based outside Basra

Deborah Haynes in Baquba and Michael Evans, Defence Editor
A secret deal between Britain and the notorious al-Mahdi militia prevented British Forces from coming to the aid of their US and Iraqi allies for nearly a week during the battle for Basra this year, The Times has learnt.

Four thousand British troops – including elements of the SAS and an entire mechanised brigade – watched from the sidelines for six days because of an “accommodation” with the Iranian-backed group, according to American and Iraqi officers who took part in the assault.

US Marines and soldiers had to be rushed in to fill the void, fighting bitter street battles and facing mortar fire, rockets and roadside bombs with their Iraqi counterparts.
There should be no "secret deals" involving our supposed allies. Bastards!

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