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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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January 4, 2003
Release 03-01-05

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ

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

Coalition forces dropped leaflets at approximately 6:15 a.m. EST over Al Amarah and As Samawah. Al Amarah is approximately 165 miles southeast of Baghdad, and As Samawah is approximately 170 miles southeast of Baghdad. The Coalition dropped a total of 240,000 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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