[R-G] US, UK bombs Iraq - 54th time this year
bstoller at utopia2000.org
Wed Nov 6 11:36:12 MST 2002
AFP (with additional material by Reuters). 6 November 2002. Warplanes
strike Iraqi air defenses in the south.
BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi military spokesman, quoted by the official Iraqi
News Agency (INA), said U.S. and British planes bombed "civilian
installations" in the provinces of Wassit and Dhi qar. Kut is in Wassit
The Iraqi spokesman said Iraqi forces opened fire at the planes, forcing
them to return to their bases in Kuwait.
The number of incidents involving U.S. and British air patrols over
no-fly zones in northern and southern Iraq has risen sharply in recent
months as speculation has grown that the United States could launch an
attack to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein [and steal all of Iraq's
Iraq accuses Western patrols of attacking civilian targets and killing
The warplanes have attacked Iraqi air defences in the zones 54 times
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