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February 28, 2003
Release Number: 03-02-27


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ


MACDILL AFB, FL -Coalition aircraft dropped 240,000 informational leaflets over southern Iraq today. Coalition aircraft dropped the leaflets at approximately 4:45 p.m. EST over Al Hafayan, An Nasiriyah, Ar Rumaylah and Al Basrah, all southeast of Baghdad.

The Coalition dropped three types of leaflets. One leaflet referred Iraqis to radio frequencies where Coalition forces are broadcasting information about United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441, United Nations weapons inspectors in Iraq, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's reign and other topics. The second leaflet emphasized that the Coalition will destroy viable military targets but does not want to destroy landmarks or harm Iraqi civilians. The third leaflet encouraged Iraqi forces to return to their families.

To see a picture of the leaflets dropped today, along with radio scripts broadcast recently, follow the links below.



See Leaflets

See Radio Broadcasts



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