British Prime Minister Tony Blair has informed his nation's people of Britain's involvement in the U-S led strike on Afghanistan.
In an address to the nation, Mr. Blair said the attacks are
He said it was made immediately clear after the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington that Britain would be involved in the anti-terror effort.
Mr. Blair said there is no doubt that Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida network, which are harbored by Afghanistan's Taliban rulers, was responsible for those atrocities.
The British prime minister said the on-going military campaign will be pursued on three fronts -- military, diplomatic, humanitarian.
Mr. Blair said his nation's missile firing submarines are involved in the first phase of the attack. He said he could not say how long the operation will last.
He praised British forces for their involvement and for the courage, sense of duty, and esteem in which they are held throughout the world.
Prime Minister Blair rejected the claim that the terrorists are Islamic, declaring that terrorism is contrary to the message of the Koran, Islam's holy book.