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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

January 2, 2003
Release 03-01-03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ


MACDILL AFB, FL - For the twelfth time in three months, Coalition aircraft dropped informational leaflets today over southern Iraq.

Coalition forces dropped leaflets at approximately 5:15 a.m. EST over Al Basrah and An Nasiriyah. Al Basrah is approximately 245 miles southeast of Baghdad, and An Nasiriyah is approximately 170 miles southeast of Baghdad. The Coalition dropped a total of 480,000 leaflets over both locations.

The leaflets 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.



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