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Britain, Iran came close to conflict in Iraq: report

British forces, under pressure from US commanders, almost launched major combat operations against Iranian troops who had encroached over the southeastern Iraqi border in July last year, a leading defence publication said.  “Iranian troops — reportedly from the more radical Revolutionary Guard rather than the regular army — moved across the border to the north and east of Basra,” said an article in Defence Analysis magazine. Some 9,000 British forces are based in and around the southern Iraqi town of Basra, charged with maintaining security in the south of the country.Full Story

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