The military anti-terrorist action will entirely meet the international law, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said at the Thursday extraordinary parliamentary meeting on fighting international terrorism. In confirmation of this the Secretary cited Article 51 of the UN Charter providing individual or collective defense for the UN member-states if they are attacked. Besides, the UN Security Council passed two special resolutions binding all the UN member-states to take measures against international terrorism, Straw noted. According to the Secretary, struggle against terrorism is primarily aimed not at removing the Taliban but at eradicating terrorism on the whole. If the Taliban supporting bin Laden and terrorism become the target of the military action they will be fully responsible for it, the British Secretary said.
A Russian fighter with call sign Rassvet (Sunrise) destroyed an Abrams tank in the area of Avdiivka, the 15th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade said