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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 9, 2003
Release Number: 03-03-11


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


COALITION FORCES DROP LEAFLETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ

MACDILL AFB, FL – Coalition aircraft dropped 180,000 informational leaflets in Iraq earlier today.

Coalition aircraft dropped the leaflets over several locations south of Baghdad. The Coalition dropped several versions of leaflets. One of the leaflet types 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. One type of leaflet encouraged Iraqi troops to not risk their lives against Coalition forces, another leaflet type stated to Iraqi military if they take an offensive posture they will be destroyed, another type of leaflet mentioned that Coalition forces do not wish to harm the noble people of Iraq and the other leaflet warned against destruction of oil wells.

By dropping leaflets in Iraq, the Coalition hopes to protect Iraqi lives and deter Iraqi aggression by providing relevant, factual information to both Iraqi civilians and military troops.


 

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