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Feb. 01, 2003

Release No: 03-02-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

COALITION FORCES DROP OVER ONE MILLION LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ

MACDILL AFB, FL - Coalition aircraft dropped 360,000 informational leaflets over southern Iraq today at approximately 1:10 p.m. EST.

Leaflets were dropped near Al Amarah, approximately 165 miles east southeast of Baghdad; and near Ar Rumaylah, approximately 225 miles southeast of Baghdad.

The types of leaflets dropped today informed the Iraqi people, out of concern for their own safety, that military fiber optic sites have been targeted for destruction and repairing them places their life at risk; that Coalition aircraft can strike at will-anytime and anyplace-and that Coalition air power enforces the No-Fly-Zone to protect the Iraqi people.

This was the 12th leaflet drop over southern Iraq by Coalition aircraft in 2003 and the 23rd since the Coalition began leaflet drops in October 2002.


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