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Elections in Basra

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The major event in Basra in the last month has been the provincial elections. These were held on the 31st January; the second provincial elections held since Saddam was deposed in 2003 – with the last being in 2005. The …


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'Groundrush' - was the apt term a military friend with parachuting experience used to describe the feeling as my departure date for Basra loomed. A definite feeling of Basra coming up too fast for comfort - and of too much …