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WIRE:11/12/2000 03:11:00 ET Iraq says Western planes hit school, 7 hurt BAGHDAD, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Four children and three teachers were wounded when Western warplanes attacked a school in Iraq"s southern no-fly-zone, newspapers reported on Sunday. The papers quoted the Iraqi News Agency INA as saying Western planes fired four missiles at Hmaidi village in the southern province of Basra at 1215 p.m. (0915 GMT) on Saturday. It said one of the missiles landed at Ali Al-Hayaini school, wounding four children and three teachers. It named the wounded as Laith Kharallah, Ali Matroud and Amjad Jassim, all aged 12, and Taleb Jamil, 13. The teachers were Abbas Hamza, 31, Abdulhussein Khalaf 45 and Iman Faleh, 33. It said several houses, the school and a car were damaged during the attack. U.S. and British warplanes patrol no-fly zones over southern and northern Iraq set up after the 1991 Gulf War. The agency also blamed Kuwait and Saudi Arabia for the attack as the patrolling U.S. and British planes fly from bases in the two Gulf Arab states as well as U.S. naval ships in the Gulf. Western air raids have become regular since Baghdad decided in December 1998 to challenge jets patrolling the northern and southern no-fly zones. The United States, Britain and France set up the northern zone in 1991 to protect a Kurdish enclave in the north from possible attack by Iraqi government forces. The three countries set up the southern zone in 1992 to protect Muslim Shiites in the south. ===== Iraq Resource Information Site http://www.geocities.com/iraqinfo American Intifada http://www.egroups.com/group/American_Intifada __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Calendar - Get organized for the holidays! http://calendar.yahoo.com/ -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk