British invaders "nowhere near" capturing Basra

Walter Lippmann walterlx at
Fri Mar 28 16:06:29 MST 2003

2,000 US Marines From Somalia
To Be Sent To Basra - NBC


NEW YORK -- About 2,000 U.S. Marines are being removed from
Somalia and will be sent to Iraq, NBC News reported Friday.

The network reported from the Pentagon that the Marines
would be sent to Basra to back up British forces there.
Iraqi paramilitary forces have prevented the British forces
from entering Basra .

The network noted that the Army's 4th Infantry Division,
which had been alerted in January, is now starting to move
to Kuwait for action in Iraq. But it added that the
division's equipment hasn't arrived in Kuwait yet and said
it could be two or three weeks before the division is at
full strength there.

-By Mike Wall, Dow Jones Newswires; 201-938-4378;
hbsglobaldesk at

Updated March 28, 2003 9:34 a.m

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