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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. 24, 2003
Release No: 03-02-22


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 p.m. EST at several locations near Al Kut, Az Zubayr, Qalat Salih, Salman Az Azhir and AL Basrah. All locations are south of Baghdad. The Coalition dropped a total of 360,000 leaflets over the locations.

Leaflets dropped today warned Iraqi forces not to use weapons of mass destruction, and stated that any unit that chooses to use weapons of mass destruction will face prompt and appropriate responses by Coalition forces.


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