27 Cruise Missiles Were Fired at Iraq

StorySeptember 03, 1996
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Robert Fisk

Middle East correspondent for the British Independent

U.S Navy ships and Air Force 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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