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
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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