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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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MacDill AFB, Fla.
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March 16, 2003
Release Number: 03-03-22


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


COALITION FORCES CONTINUE INFORMATION CAMPAIGN IN SOUTHERN IRAQ

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition aircraft dropped 240,000 informational leaflets over southern Iraq today.

Coalition aircraft dropped the leaflets throughout the day today over military and civilian sites at four locations in southern Iraq, south of the 33rd Parallel.

The leaflet drops were part of an ongoing effort to protect Iraqi lives and deter Iraqi aggression by providing relevant, factual information to both Iraqi civilians and military troops.

The leaflets that the Coalition dropped today expressed a variety of messages intended to inform the Iraqi people and prevent Iraqi military members from using weapons of mass destruction.









 

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