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Official protests US mission in Basra

Official protests US mission in Basra 14 Jun 2010 The office of the Basra governor has protested the extension of the US mission in the province on the pretext of protecting its sea borders. "Iraqi forces are able to maintain the security of their territorial waters," the London-based newspaper Al Hayat quoted Abdulsattar al-Musawi as saying. A US military statement cited US officer Gregory Roberts as saying that the mission of US forces was extended for another six months in order to protect destroy Basra's water resources.