UK Task Force to Head for Iraq

(Independent-UK) A massive British task force will be heading for Iraq within four weeks. More than 40,000 Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force personnel, as well as about 100 tanks, will contribute to a U.S.-led coalition army of more than 250,000, which could go into action as early as the end of next month. The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal will be in the Gulf next month for exercises, supported by a destroyer, a frigate, and two submarines.

2002-12-20 00:00:00

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