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27 CRUISE MISSILES WERE FIRED AT IRAQ

September 03, 1996
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U.S NAVY SHIPS AND AIRFORCE B-52 BOMBERS THIS MORNING LAUNCHED MISSILE ATTACKS ON SOUTHERN IRAQ. A TOTAL OF 27 CRUISE MISSILES WERE FIRED AT IRAQI AIR DEFENSE TARGETS TO PUNISH IRAQI PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN FOR ATTACKING KURDS IN A U-N DESIGNATED SAFE ZONE IN NORTHERN IRAQ.

PRESIDENT CLINTON HELD A BRIEF PRESS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING TO EXPLAIN HIS DECISION.

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BY TELEPHONE IS ROBERT FISKE, MIDDLE EAST CORRESPONDENT FOR THE BRITISH INDEPENDENT. BRITAIN IS THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT HAS COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF THIS MORNING’S MISSILE LAUNCH.


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