A large consignment of food and medicine for local residents has been delivered to Basra, Iraq's second largest city. The consignment was delivered this morning, as the city is now under the control of the US-led coalition. The delivery was confirmed to Rosbalt by the US Central Command in Doha, Qatar. According to official sources, field hospitals have already been set up in the city, and staff are now giving medical help to residents injured during US bombing raids.
The Iraqi Information Ministry claims that fierce fighting is taking place between British soldiers and Iraqi forces in the northern suburbs of Basra.
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