Indian ship turned back by coalition forces

  • Press Trust of India, PTI, Dubai
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  • Updated: Mar 30, 2003 19:49 IST
Iraq on Sunday said an Indian vessel was among three ships that were turned back by US-led coalition forces from the southern port of Umm Qasr.

An Indian ship carrying 13,000 tonnes of sugar was not allowed to unload its cargo by the coalition, Iraqi information minister Mohammed Saeed Sahhaf said in Baghdad.

The ship, along with two others including a Brazilian vessel, were forced to turn back, he told reporters while commenting on the reported humanitarian assistance given by the coalition forces.

British forces outside Basra destroyed warehouses storing 70,000 tonnes of food supplies, Sahhaf claimed.


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