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From: Manager Listserv
Subject: Coalition Aircraft Strikes Iraqi Air Defense Sites Sept. 2

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U.S. Central Command on Iraqi Air Strike

(Coalition aircraft struck air defense sites)

Following is an announcement from the U.S. Central Command detailing an air strike in southern Iraq 
by coalition aircraft at approximately 8:40 a.m. on September 2:

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7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
September 2, 2000


MacDill AFB -- At approximately 8:40 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time,
coalition aircraft enforcing the Southern No-Fly Zone used
precision-guided weapons to strike integrated air defense
command-and-control sites in southern Iraq.

All coalition aircraft have returned safely and battle damage
assessment is ongoing.

The strikes came in response to anti-aircraft artillery fire directed yesterday [September 1] 
against coalition aircraft enforcing United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

The sites were targeted to further degrade Iraq's ability to
jeopardize coalition pilots and aircraft enforcing United Nations' mandates. The last coalition 
strike was against three air defense command-and-control sites and three anti-aircraft artillery 
sites on August 30.

Coalition aircraft do not target civilian populations or
infrastructure and take conscientious measures to avoid injury to
civilians and damage to civilian facilities.

Since December 1998, Iraq has fired anti-aircraft artillery or surface to air missiles at coalition 
aircraft or violated the Southern No-Fly-Zone nearly 700 times.

By enforcing the UNSCR-directed No-Fly-Zones in Iraq, coalition pilots are protecting the Shiite 
population in the South and the Kurdish population in the North.

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