March 12, 2003
Release Number: 03-03-17
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COALITION CONTINUES INFORMATION CAMPAIGN WITH LEAFLET DROPS
PSAB, Saudi Arabia – Coalition aircraft dropped informational
leaflets today over southern Iraq.
Coalition aircraft dropped a total of approximately 120,000 leaflets
over several locations south of Baghdad at approximately 7:00
a.m. local time. The leaflets were dropped approximately 200 miles
southeast of Baghdad, and north of Basrah.
The Coalition dropped three versions of leaflets that expressed
a variety of messages. Messages conveyed information on Coalition
radio broadcasts, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441
and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s regime. One leaflet
type encouraged Iraqi troops not to use weapons of mass destruction,
while another contrasted Saddam Hussein’s wealth with the
poverty in which many Iraqis live.
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