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Nasiriya:

  • Correspondents say this southern town on the vital supply route to Baghdad proved difficult for US forces to take, as they met with stiff resistance

  • On 23 March, a US supply convoy was ambushed by Iraqi troops near the town, with several US soldiers injured and 12 reported missing, including Private Jessica Lynch who was later dramatically rescued from her Iraqi captors by US special forces

  • An extra 5,000 troops were sent to Nasiriya to support the 7,000 marines already fighting there, and the town came under intensified bombardment

  • Pockets of Iraqi resistance were gradually diminished, and US marines appeared to be in control of most of city by 3 April
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