Jan. 26, 2003
Release No: 03-01-22
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition aircraft dropped 360,000 leaflets
of two specific types over several areas in southern Iraq at about
5:45 a.m. EST today.
The leaflets were dropped near Tallil, approximately 170 miles
east southeast of Baghdad, and Ad Diwaniyah, approximately 75
south of Baghdad.
There were two types of leaflets dropped. One leaflet version
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. The other
type was specifically directed towards Iraqi air defense personnel
to alert them not to track or fire on Coalition aircraft.
This was the eighth leaflet drop over southern Iraq by Coalition
aircraft in 2003 in January 2003 and the 18th since October 2002.
To see a picture of the leaflets dropped today, follow the links