British forces take part in Iraq strikes: Hoon

Published on Mar 20, 2003 03:15 PM IST

British forces in the Gulf participated in on Thursday's initial air strikes on Iraq, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon told reporters outside Downing Street.

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PTI | ByAgence France-Presse, London

British forces in the Gulf participated in on Thursday's initial air strikes on Iraq, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon told reporters outside Downing Street.

"There have been a number of preparatory operations overnight in which British forces have been engaged," said Hoon as he emerged from a half-hour meeting of Prime Minister Tony Blair's inner cabinet.

He said he would be making a statement in the House of Commons later on Thursday.

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