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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

January 20, 2003
Release 03-01-16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ

MACDILL AFB, TAMPA - Coalition aircraft dropped informational leaflets over southern Iraq yesterday, Sunday, 19 January.

Coalition forces dropped leaflets at approximately 7:16 a.m. EST over Ar Rumaythah, Qawam Al Hamazah, Ash Shahtra, Ar Riffa, Qal' at Sukkar and Al Majar. The six cities are all located approximately 130 to 225 miles southeast of Baghdad. The Coalition dropped a total of 360,000 leaflets over the six 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.

This was the fifth leaflet drop over southern Iraq by Coalition aircraft in 2003.


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