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UK apology over Gulf War ‘human shields’ flight

UK apology over Gulf War ‘human shields’ flight

  • Passengers on BA flight 149 were taken off the Kuala Lumpur-bound plane when it landed in the Gulf state on Aug. 2, 1990, following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait
  • Some of the 367 passengers and crew spent more than four months in captivity, including as human shields at the hands of the Iraqi dictator
By AFP ·