Iraq: January 31, 2003


Parts of a Russian made Iraqi anti-aircraft missile, fired a coalition aircraft, fell in an empty schoolyard in Kurdish controlled northern Iraq. This is the eight time this has happened in the last year.

US and British warplanes hit military targets in northern Iraq. It is thought that these attacks will continue to increase in number and intensity as a way to cripple the Iraqi air defense system in advance of a major bombing campaign against the Iraqi armed forces.

More reports are showing up in the media about US and British commando operations inside Iraq. The commandos are scouting targets for an upcoming attack and making contact with resistance leaders.




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