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  • in 2007, British forces serving in Basra, Iraq were accused of using killer badgers as a weapon?
  • in 2007 Major General Graham Binns signed the document that handed control of Basra back to the Iraqi people?

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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010
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From Halopedia, the Halo Wiki

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UNSC Basra
Production information
Technical specifications
Usage
Destroyed

August 31st, 2552

Latest sighting

Battle of Reach

Present for battles/events

Battle of Reach

Affiliation

United Nations Space Command

  [Source]

The UNSC Basra was a ship in the UNSC Navy. The Basra saw action, and was irreparably crippled, at the Battle of Reach. After the battle the Covenant moved many of the large hulks, including the Basra's, into a large "graveyard" over Reach's northern pole.[1].

Trivia

  • It was likely named after the Iraqi city of Basra.

Sources

  1. Halo: First Strike, page 168

This article uses material from the "UNSC Basra" article on the Halo wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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From Lostpedia

An incident in Basra was mentioned to Sayid by Juliet during a scene in the episode "One of Us". Basra is a city in Iraq.

Quote

JULIET: ... I'm curious, Sayid, how long was it before you told everyone on that beach exactly how many people you've tortured in your life. Do they know about Basra?

Trivia

  • In 1991, after the first Persian Gulf War, Basra was the site of widespread revolt against Saddam Hussein, which was very violently suppressed. Given that Sayid was known to serve both during and after the Gulf War, this is the most likely incident for him to have been a part of.
  • In 1999, a second revolt took place, leading to mass executions in Basra.
  • In 2003, during the Invasion of Iraq, Basra was invaded by allied forces, and occupied mainly by British troops.
  • In recent times, Basra has become a stronghold for Shia insurgents allied to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

This article uses material from the "Basra incident" article on the Lostpedia wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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