Did UK government know about Iraqi invasion of Kuwait before BA plane landed there?

  In the summer of 1990, more than 350 passengers boarded flight BA149 at Heathrow. The plane was bound for Kuala Lumpur, but never made it that far. Instead it made a refuelling stopover in Kuwait City, just as Iraqi troops invaded in the first Gulf War. The passengers were held for months as “human shields”… .. Full story on channel4.com 

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