U.S. Jets Bomb Iraqi Missile Systems

(AP/Austin American-Statesman) American warplanes bombed surface-to-surface missile systems in northern and southern Iraq on Tuesday and also attacked surface-to-air missiles in southern Iraq, the U.S. military said. The strikes were the most extensive yet on a single day. The northern strike targeted mobile missile launchers known as "transporter-erector-launcher" vehicles. Iraq is believed to have used similar mobile launchers to fire Scud missiles at Israel and Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War.

2003-02-26 00:00:00

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