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Did the Brits have an equaliant to Thunder Ru
chris1
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 09:47 PM UTC
Hi Guys,
I've read a fair bit about the US Army Thunder Runs into Bhagdad.
Did the UK forces do something similar in their area of operation?
Just curious.


Chris
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 09:49 PM UTC
Not really. They had heavy fighting in and around Basrah, but no break-troughs like the Thunder Runs.
chris1
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 08:17 PM UTC
Thanks for the response Gino

Cheers
Chris
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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 02:30 PM UTC
They had some heavy fighting outside Basra...heavy for the targets, anyway.

With Basra itself, they basically parked outside and spent a week or two inflitrating in, learning who was what, securing the co-operation of friendly civil figures, extensively using sniper teams to kill every Baath figure they could spot co-ordinating any resistance, and then drove in in force.

The groundwork beforehand meant that resistance was close to non-existent.