Ground forces prepare for invasion

GROUND forces from the US and Britain were today reported to be in action on the Kuwait/Iraq border.The action came following reports that Iraqi forces had set fire to oilfields near the country's second city, Basra.

GROUND forces from the US and Britain were today reported to be in action on the Kuwait/Iraq border.

The action came following reports that Iraqi forces had set fire to oilfields near the country's second city, Basra.

Meanwhile B-52 bombers could be seen being loaded with weapons at their base at USAF Fairford, prompting new speculation that heavy bombing was due to start tonight.

Prime Minister Tony Blair was due to make a nationwide broadcast tonight.


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