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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
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February 23, 2003
Release Number: 03-02-19


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ

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

Coalition forces dropped leaflets at approximately 3:45 p.m. EST at several locations near Umm Qasr, Safwan and Al Faw. All locations are situated on and around the Al Faw Peninsula, located approximately 290 miles southeast of Baghdad. The Coalition dropped a total of 180,000 leaflets over the locations.

The types of leaflets dropped today 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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