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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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MacDill AFB, Fla.
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January 13, 2003
Release No: 03-01-12


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition aircraft dropped informational leaflets over southern Iraq today.

Coalition forces dropped the leaflets at approximately 7:10 a.m. EST over An Najaf. An Najaf is located approximately 85 miles southeast of Baghdad. The Coalition dropped a total of 240,000 leaflets over the location.

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 fourteenth leaflet drop over southern Iraq by Coalition aircraft in three months.

To see a picture of the leaflets dropped today, along with radio scripts broadcast recently, follow the links below.





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