January 2, 2003
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
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.