Leaflets Point Iraqis to Anti-Hussein Broadcasts

(Reuters/Washington Post)- Warplanes taking part in U.S.-British patrols dropped 480,000 leaflets on the cities of Basra and Nasiriyah in the "no-fly" zone over southern Iraq Thursday, pressing Iraqi troops and citizens to listen to U.S. Special Forces radio broadcasts to the area. It was the 12th such mass drop of leaflets in the last three months. The U.S. Central Command said last month that modified C-130 cargo planes were being used to broadcast messages to the Iraqi people. More recently, the broadcasts have been directed to the area by Special Operations ground stations outside Iraq.

2003-01-03 00:00:00

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