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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Jan. 24, 2003
Release No: 03-01-18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS TO DISCOURAGE COMMUNICATION REPAIRS


MACDILL AFB, TAMPA - Coalition aircraft dropped informational leaflets over southern Iraq today.

Coalition forces dropped leaflets at approximately 07:15 a.m. EST over communication facilities near An Najaf, approximately 85 miles east southeast of Baghdad, and Umm Qasr and Al Zubayr, both located on the Al Faw Peninsula, approximately 290 miles southeast of Baghdad. The Coalition dropped a total of 360,000 leaflets.

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 seventh leaflet drop over southern Iraq by Coalition aircraft in 2003.

To see a picture of the leaflets dropped today, follow the link below.

See Leaflets



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