US Delayed UK Withdrawal from Basrah

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The withdrawal of British troops from Basra was delayed by five months due to political pressure from the US, a UK military commander in Iraq has said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6986536.stm

During their final months at the base, 11 British soldiers were killed and 62 were injured.
 
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The relocation of troops from Al Faw was also delayed on T7, 9/12 had moved 90% of their kit out when the direction from above changed and they had to reoccupy the base, some not very happy campers after that...
 

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