Battle to retake Basra was 'complete disaster'

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The British-trained Iraqi Army's attempt to retake Basra from militiamen was an 'unmitigated disaster at every level,' British commanders say. the mission was undermined by incompetent officers and untrained troops who were sent into battle with inadequate supplies of food, water and ammunition.

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