Mon, 29 Oct 2007 13:37:34
The British base at Basra International Airport, 25 kilometers northwest of the city, has come under Katyusha rocket attack.
British forces have fired back at the source of the rockets in the Mohandessin neighborhood, a spokesman for the multinational forces in Iraq, Major Matthew Bird, confirmed.
There was no immediate word on possible casualties or damage.
British soldiers are now stationed in only one base, the Basra International Airport, after handing over other military bases to the Iraqi forces.
The British forces in Basra, 590 kilometers south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, have 5,250 troops in Iraq after withdrawing 1,850 soldiers in the past few months.
Britain was the United States' prime ally in the March 2003 invasion of Iraq
British troops come under Katyusha rocket attack.
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