Special Forces Fight for Strategic Bases in Western Iraq

(USA Today) - U.S., British, and Australian special operations forces have been battling Iraqi soldiers during the past week in Iraq's western desert, capturing the H3 air base 45 miles east of the Jordanian border. Australia's Defense Ministry spokesman, Brig. Mike Hannan, said his country's special operations forces had killed dozens of Iraqis in the battle for the H3 and H2 air bases. H2 is about 100 miles from the Jordanian border. The London Observer said forces had been dropped into the desert near H3 by helicopter, and were equipped with armored vehicles and desert bikes.

2003-03-28 00:00:00

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