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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Feb. 28, 2003
Release No: 03-02-29


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ


Coalition aircraft dropped 120,000 informational leaflets over southern Iraq today.

Coalition aircraft dropped the leaflets at approximately 4:45 p.m. EST over the southern Iraqi cities of Az Zubayr and Al Basrah, both located approximately 250 miles 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 warned Iraqi troops that they should abandon all weapons systems. "For your safety, abandon your weapon system," the second leaflet said. "Whether manned or unmanned, these weapons systems will be destroyed." The third leaflet warned Iraqi troops not to use weapons of mass destruction, emphasizing that "unit commanders will be held accountable for non-compliance."

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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