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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
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February 14, 2003
Release Number: 03-02-11


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Operation Southern Watch Coalition aircraft dropped 360,000 informational leaflets over southern Iraq today.

Coalition forces dropped the leaflets at approximately 2 p.m, EST over Shalhah, Al Qurnah, and Al Madina, approximately 200 miles southeast of Baghdad.

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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