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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

March 5, 2003
Release Number: 03-03-06


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ

MACDILL AFB, TAMPA - Coalition aircraft dropped 660,000 informational leaflets over southern Iraq today.

Coalition aircraft dropped the leaflets between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. EST over 11 locations located approximately 220-250 miles southeast of Baghdad.

The Coalition dropped six types of leaflets today. One of the leaflets provided information about radio frequencies on which Coalition forces are broadcasting information about several topics, including United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441, United Nations weapons inspectors in Iraq and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s regime. The other leaflet encouraged Iraqi troops not to risk their lives or the lives of fellow Iraqi troops. “Leave now and go home,” the second leaflet said. “Watch your children learn, grow and prosper.” Other leaflets discouraged military units from employing weapons of mass destruction, mining waterways, or releasing oil into the Gulf as well as emphasizing that Coalition Forces do not want to fight the Iraqi people.







 

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