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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla.
33621-5101 Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

Feb 08, 2003
Release No: 03-02-04


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ

MACDILL AFB, FL - Coalition aircraft dropped informational leaflets over southern Iraq today. Coalition forces dropped leaflets at approximately 5:00 a.m. EST at several locations near An Numaniyah, Al Kut, Al Amarah and Al Qurnah. The Coalition dropped a total of 480,000 leaflets over the locations, between An Numaniyah, which is located approximately 70 miles southeast of Baghdad, Al Kut which is 95 miles southeast of Baghdad, Al Amarah which is located approximately 165 miles southeast of Baghdad and Al Qurnah which is located approximately 200 miles southeast of Baghdad.

The types of leaflets dropped today informed the Iraqi people of 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. Another type of leaflet stated that Coalition forces do not wish to harm the noble Iraqi people or destroy their landmarks, and for the civilian populace to avoid military occupied areas.

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