Twice weekly services to Al Basrah
will operate with a Boeing 737/800 aircraft on Thursdays and Saturdays until 5 July 2011 when it will increase to a three-times a week service with the additional flight being operated on Tuesdays.
He added: "The Queen has approved the award of the battle honour Al Basrah
and the theatre honour Iraq 2003 to the Irish Guards who participated in Operation Telic."
Baghdad, and the province of Al Basrah
in January 2004.
On the Iraqi side of the Shatt Al Basrah
canal there are two sudden, violent explosions as mortars open up on the armoured vehicles guarding the approaches to the bridge.
Crew members from the Black Watch battle group fired on the vehicle while engaging pockets of Iraqi soldiers and militia near a bridge over the Qanat Shatt Al Basrah
canal running along the western edge of the city.
The aircraft used precision-guided weapons to strike the target near Al Basrah
, about 390 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, the U.S.
Using a pointer, Shalikashvili directed Perry's attention to a disturbing set of photographs, Improbable as it might have seemed coming just three and a half years after a United States-led coalition blasted Saddam Hussein to his knees, elements of the Republican Guard (Saddam's elite troops), supported by mechanized infantry, armor, and tank units, were moving at a rapid clip southward toward Al Basrah
, a mere 30 miles from the Kuwaiti border.
Consulate General in al Basrah
, Iraq, proposed facilitating a Sister City partnership between al Basrah
and Houston, Texas.
With this, Najaf becomes the airline's fourth destination in Iraq, after Baghdad, Arbil and Al Basrah
The Theatre Honour Iraq 2003 and Battle Honour Al Basrah
will now be displayed on the units' colours.
They hung stationary in the air before releasing their missiles, guiding them into the target on the other side of the Shatt Al Basrah
canal, then peeling away.