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A Second Missile Attack on Southern Iraq

StorySeptember 04, 1996
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Daniel Pipes

Editor of the Middle East Journal

Sarah Leah Whitson

General Counsel for Center for Economic and Social Rights, has been to Kurdistan and Iraq many times

The U.S. launched a second missile attack on southern Iraq last night in what the pentagon called a mop-up operation. According to U.S. officials, the mission was intended to destroy Iraq’s ability to attack aircraft enforcing an expanded no-fly zone.

Meanwhile the U.N. Security Council has renewed economic sanctions against Iraq.

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