Coalition Jet Hits Iraqi Anti-Aircraft Site

The U.S. Central Command said Tuesday July 17, 2001, coalition jets struck an anti-aircraft artillery
site in southern Iraq. A statement said the strike
was "in response to recent Iraqi hostile acts
against coalition aircraft monitoring the Southern
No-Fly Zone" of Iraq.

The U.S. Central Command said Tuesday July 17, 2001, coalition jets struck an anti-aircraft artillery
site in southern Iraq.


A statement said the strike was "in
response to recent Iraqi hostile acts against
coalition aircraft monitoring the Southern No-Fly
Zone" of Iraq.


The statement said "precision-guided
weapons" were used against the site. An
assessment of the damage done to the target is
under way.


There was no immediate response from Iraq.


The statement said that Coalition strikes in
the no-fly zones are executed as a self-defense
measure in response to Iraqi hostile threats and
acts against coalition forces and their aircraft.

If Iraq were to cease its threatening actions,
coalition strikes would cease as well.

The last coalition strike in the Southern No-Fly
Zone was against an Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery
site on July 7.

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Author: CNN

News Service: U.S. Bombing Watch

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