- Anti-aircraft artillery fired at coalition aircraft 28 February 1999 -- Between 1:55 and 2:15 p.m. Iraqi time, while conducting routine enforcement of the northern no-fly zone, and in response to anti-aircraft artillery fire, a flight of U.S. F-15Es launched three AGM-130 air-to-ground guided missiles and dropped three GBU-24 laser-guided bombs on an Iraqi air defense headquarters and radio relay site.
- Coalition Responds to Iraqi Aggression United States Central Command 27 February 1999--At approximately 1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time today, U.S. Air Force struck two targets in Iraq.
- Iraq News 26 February 1999 -- The official Iraqi press has, of late, been unusually vicious and
violent, attacking Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the US/UK.
- Iraq News 25 February 1999 -- Letter from BENJAMIN A. GILMAN, Chairman, House International Relations Committee, to Dr. Ahmad Chalabi, President of the Executive Council, Iraqi National Congress
- TRANSCRIPT: GEN. SHELTON BANGKOK PRESS CONFERENCE
USIA 25 Feburary 1999 -- Q: General, Baghdad has complained that the latest raid actually took place outside the no-fly zone, in fact was on the outskirts of Baghdad and is calling it a grave escalation. Do you have any commenton that?
- IRAQ ATTACKS REACT Voice of America 25 Feburary 1999 -- IRAQ HAS REACTED WITH ANGER TO WEDNESDAY'S AIR STRIKES
NEAR THE CAPITAL, BAGHDAD. THE STRIKES WERE AGAINST MILITARY
INSTALLATIONS 50-KILOMETERS OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL.
- SHELTON / IRAQ Voice of America 25 Feburary 1999 -- THE UNITED STATES' TOP MILITARY OFFICER SAYS IRAQI CHARGES
THAT U-S WARPLANES STRUCK TARGETS WEDNESDAY OUTSIDE THE NO-FLY
ZONES ARE FALSE.
- U-N / IRAQ / OIL Voice of America 25 Feburary 1999 -- A SENIOR UNITED NATIONS OFFICIAL URGED THE U-N SECURITY
COUNCIL THURSDAY TO FIND NEW WAYS TO BOOST IRAQ'S OIL PRODUCTION,
IN ORDER TO MEET THE COUNTRY'S BASIC HUMANITARIAN NEEDS.
- Coalition aircraft continue to encounter Iraqi aggression Air Force Print News 25 Feb 1999 -- Operation Northern Watch coalition aircraft continue to face heavy aggression from Iraqi forces. While conducting routine enforcement of the northern no-fly zone early this week, coalition aircraft encountered the fiercest opposition to date since tensions began Dec. 28, shortly after Operation Desert Fox.
- Iraq News 24 February 1999 -- It is argued that the US contained the Soviet Union until it collapsed, so why not Iraq? As Wolfowitz explained, "containment" was a second choice to "rollback," because the Soviet Union was a very major military power, including nuclear power, for much of the time. Also, Western Europe was a much stronger pillar upon which to rest a strategy of containment. America's
Arab allies are not likely to be able to hang on for 10, 20, or 30
years--however long it takes for Saddam to meet a natural end.
- IRAQ ATTACK Voice of America 24 Feburary 1999 -- U-S WARPLANES HAVE STRUCK IRAQI AIR DEFENSE INSTALLATIONS
ON THE OUSKIRTS OF BAGHDAD. IRAQI AUTHORITIES SAY A NUMBER OF
CIVILIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED OR WOUNDED IN THE ATTACK.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT RESPOND TO ILLUMINATIONNEWS RELEASE 24 February 1999 -- In addition to the strikes reported earlier in the vicinity of Al Iskandariyah, U.S. Central Command reports U.S. Air Force F-16C/J aircraft fired two High-speed Anti Radiation Missiles in response to illumination from an integrated air defense radar site near Tallil.
- COALITION REACTS TO CONTINUED UNSCR VIOLATIONS NEWS RELEASE 24 February 1999 -- At approximately 10:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time today, U.S. Air Force F-15E "Strike Eagle," and U.S. Navy F/A-18 "Hornet" aircraft enforcing the Southern No-Fly Zone in Iraq, struck two Iraqi surface-to-air missile sites near Al Iskandariyah, about 30 miles south of Baghdad.
- Anti-aircraft artillery fired at coalition aircraft Air Force Print News 23 Feb 1999 -- Three U.S. F-15E Strike Eagles dropped GBU-12 and GBU-24 precision-guided bombs on an Iraqi multiple-launch rocket system and command-and-control bunker between 5:45 and 6 a.m. EST Feb. 23.
- IRAQ CLASHES Voice of America 23 Feburary 1999 -- U-S OFFICIALS SAY THEIR WARPLANES BOMBED AN IRAQI
ARTILLERY UNIT AND A RADAR INSTALLATION (TUESDAY) AFTER COMING
UNDER FIRE NEAR THE NORTHERN IRAQI CITY OF MOSUL.
- U-S / IRAQ Voice of America 23 Feburary 1999 -- THE UNITED STATES HAS BLAMED THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT FOR THE
KILLING OF A PROMINENT IRAQI SHIITE CLERIC SAYING IT APPEARS TO
BE ANOTHER ACT OF REPRESSION.
- Anti-aircraft artillery fired at Coalition aircraft
February 23, 1999 INCIRLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY -- Between 1:45 and 2:00 p.m. Iraqi time, while conducting routine enforcement of the northern no-fly zone, three U.S. F-15Es dropped GBU-12 and GBU-24 precision guided bombs on an Iraqi radar site and command and control bunker in response to anti-aircraft artillery fire.
- Coalition aircraft fired upon and targeted by radar 22 Feburary 1999 -- INCIRLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY -- Between 11:15 and 1:30 p.m. Iraqi time, while conducting routine enforcement of the northern no-fly zone, a flight of U.S. F-15Es dropped more than twenty GBU-12 and GBU-10 precision guided bombs on multiple Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery and radar sites near Mosul after being fired upon and targeted by those sites.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE TARGETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ United States Central Command February 22, 1999
Release Number: 9902-09 -– For the second time today, coalition aircraft enforcing the Southern No-Fly Zone in Iraq struck military targets in response to Iraqi provocations. The second attack occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. Eastern Standard Time in response to Anti-Aircraft Artillery fire directed at coalition aircraft.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE TARGETS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ
United States Central Command February 22, 1999 - Release Number: 9902-08 -– At approximately 3:40 a.m. Eastern Standard Time today, coalition aircraft enforcing the Southern No-Fly Zone in Iraq, struck military targets in response to Iraqi provocations.
- TRANSCRIPT: GEN. SHELTON PRESS CONFERENCE IN DOHA USIA 22 Feburary 1999 -- Asked about Iraqi attacks in the no-fly zones, Gen. Shelton responded that the U.S. continues to enforce the no-fly zones as a means of
ensuring that Saddam Hussein does not use his power against his own people. "And I think that the actions by coalition aircraft -- all of which have been taken in self-defense -- have continued to degrade his military capabilities," he said.
- IRAQ CLASHES Voice of America 22 Feburary 1999 -- THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT IS DENYING REPORTS BY EXILED IRAQI OPPOSITION GROUPS THAT DOZENS OF PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND SCORES WOUNDED IN VIOLENT DEMONSTRATIONS IN A NUMBER OF IRAQI CITIES. THE CLASHES FOLLOW THE MURDER LAST FRIDAY OF IRAQ'S SENIOR SHI'ITE LEADER.
- The Iraqi Murder of Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Al-Sadr and His Sons Iraq News 22 Feburary 1999 -- The Iraqi regime's murder of
Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Al-Sadr and his two sons led to riots in
Iraq yesterday and the day before. Until recently, the ayatollah had been seen to be closely aligned with the Iraqi government, which in 1992 appointed him as the country's
leading Shiite cleric. Grand Ayatollah Muhammed Al-Sadr and his two sons were assassinated late on the evening of Feb 18, in Najaf.
- Iraq News 21 February 1999 -- The formations, which included F-14, F-15, and F-18 planes, were supported by two AWACS and A-2C planes flying inside the Saudi airspace. The formations conducted 24 sorties from the Kuwaiti airspace and 18 sorties from the Saudi airspace.
- Exposed: Britain and America's merciless secret blitz on Iraq Robert Fisk, The Independent - 21 February 1999 -- With little publicity - and amid virtual indifference in western capitals - US and British aircraft have staged well over 70 air strikes against Iraq over the past five weeks, inflicting more damage than the pre-Christmas Anglo-American bombardment. And pilots flying out of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have now received new rules of engagement which allow them to open fire on Iraqi installations, even if they are not directly threatened.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE IN RESPONSE TO THREAT
United States Central Command February 21, 1999 Release Number: 9902-07 -- Aircraft used precision-guided weapons to strike an Iraqi surface-to-air missile site and two military communication sites. The strikes were conducted near Al Amarah which is approximately 170 miles southeast of Baghdad and near Tallil which is also approximately 170 miles southeast of Baghdad in southern Iraq. The strikes were in response to a No-Fly Zone violation by two Iraqi aircraft earlier in the day.
- IRAQ STRIKE Voice of America 21 Feburary 1999 -- THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT SAYS ITS AIR DEFENSES HAVE
CONFRONTED WESTERN WARPLANES OVER SOUTHERN IRAQ AND ONE OF THE
PLANES MAY HAVE BEEN SHOT DOWN. BUT U-S AND BRITISH FORCES THAT
PATROL THE NO-FLY ZONES OVER IRAQ DENY THE REPORTS.
- IRAQ MURDER REACT Voice of America 21 Feburary 1999 -- AN EXILED IRAQI OPPOSITION GROUP SAYS DOZENS OF PEOPLE
WERE KILLED IN CLASHES IN SEVERAL IRAQI CITIES SATURDAY FOLLOWING
THE MURDER OF THE COUNTRY'S LEADING SHI'ITE MUSLIM CLERIC.
- IRAQ MURDERS Voice of America 20 Feburary 1999 -- RIOTS HAVE BROKEN OUT IN AT LEAST TWO CITIES IN IRAQ SATURDAY FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MURDER OF THE COUNTRYS LEADING SHIITE MUSLIM CLERIC.
- IRAQ ATTACK Voice of America 19 Feburary 1999 -- U-S WARPLANES FRIDAY HAVE AGAIN STRUCK A RADAR INSTALLATION IN NORTHERN IRAQ.
- Coalition aircraft illuminated February 19, 1999 - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY -- Between 12:10 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. Iraqi time, while conducting routine enforcement of the northern no-fly zone, two U.S. F-16CJs launched two AGM-88 high-speed antiradiation missiles (HARM) in self defense at a radar site near Mosul
- February again provides busy month for ONW Operation Northern Watch Public Affairs Feb. 19, 1999 -- February has again provided another busy month for people and aircraft assigned to Operation Northern Watch. The total number of days with incidents since Dec. 28 through Feb. 17 has risen to 16, with a total of 87 weapons dropped or fired.
- U-S / IRAQ Voice of America 18 Feburary 1999 --
THE U-S DEFENSE DEPARTMENT HAS REJECTED REPORTS FROM BAGDHAD OF INCIDENTS IN THE NORTHERN NO-FLY ZONE OVER IRAQ.
- DoD News Briefing Thursday, February 18, 1999 --
We had no incidents in Operation NORTHERN WATCH today. There were some flights, but as I understand it, the weather up there was bad.
- Pentagon Responds to Iraqi Threats Against Allied Hosts Linda D. Kozaryn American Forces Press Service 17 February 1999 -- Despite Iraqi threats of attacks against coalition bases in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, the United States remains committed to enforcing no-fly zones over Iraq and containing Saddam Hussein.
- Iraq News 17 February 1999 -- VICIOUS ATTACK ON SAUDI ARABIA, THREATS TO SAUDI ARABIA AND KUWAIT, MORE THREATS, NO FLY ZONES ARE INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM,
- U-S / IRAQ Voice of America 16 Feburary 1999 -- THE U-S DEFENSE DEPARTMENT HAS WARNED IRAQI LEADER SADDAM HUSSEIN AGAINST ANY ATTACK ON AMERICAN ALLIES IN THE GULF REGION.
- IRAQ THREAT / REACT Voice of America 16 Feburary 1999 -- THE NEWS MEDIA IN IRAQ ARE TRADING THREATS WITH
NEWSPAPERS IN GULF NATIONS AFTER WARNING NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
AGAINST ALLOWING WESTERN FORCES TO USE BASES IN THEIR TERRITORIES
TO PATROL IRAQI AIR SPACE.
- IRAQI THREATS AGAINST NEIGHBORS SAID TO SHOW GROWING ISOLATION By Jacquelyn S. Porth USIA 16 February 1999 -- An Iraqi missile attack against allied air bases in the Middle East "would be a huge mistake on Saddam Hussein's part," says the Pentagon's spokesman.
- DoD News Briefing Tuesday, February 16, 1999 --
Q: Apparently some Members of Congress are saying this is beginning to look like a war, a constant air war which is going on over Iraq, and some are wondering if the administration is going to ask Congress for war powers permission. Is that in the cards as far as you're concerned?
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing , FEBRUARY 16, 1999 -- IRAQ Threats Against Neighbors / Frustration & Desperation / US Position / Visit by Deputy PM Tariq Aziz to Turkey Discussions with French Pres Cheric re French Plan / Oil Embargo / Support for Sanctions / Inspection Regime Status of UN Assessment Panels / Not Comprehensive Review / Butler IRAQ / RUSSIA Reports of Transfer of Military Equipment / US Contacts With Russians
- More coalition aircraft targeted INCIRLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY -- February 15, 1999-- At approximately 11:20 a.m. Iraqi time, a flight of two F-15Es enforcing the Northern no-fly zone over Iraq today was fired upon by an anti-aircraft artillery site north of Mosul. In response to this hostile act, one of the F-15Es dropped a GBU-12 on the AAA site.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT CONDUCT STRIKES IN IRAQ
United States Central Command February 15, 1999 -– At approximately 2:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time today, coalition aircraft enforcing the Southern No-Fly Zone in Iraq, struck four Iraqi military targets in response to Iraqi provocations.
- Iraq News 15 February 1999 -- Iraqi newspapers stepped up their attacks on Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Monday, saying Baghdad was able to target bases in the two Gulf states used by Western warplanes to patrol a no-fly zone in southern Iraq.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR SANDY BERGER The White House Briefing Room 15 Feburary 1999 -- SECRETARY ALBRIGHT: We have made very clear that were
there any attacks on our forces or on neighboring countries, that
our response would be swift and sure.
- IRAQ / U-S RAIDS Voice of America 15 Feburary 1999 -- U-S WARPLANES HAVE AGAIN ATTACKED IRAQI DEFENSES IN
NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN IRAQ.
- TURKEY / IRAQ Voice of America 15 Feburary 1999 -- IRAQ'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TARIQ AZIZ ASKED TURKEY TO PREVENT
U-S AND BRITISH WAR PLANES STATIONED AT A NATO BASE IN SOUTHERN
TURKEY FROM CARRYING OUT ATTACKS AGAINST IRAQI TARGETS. TURKISH
OFFICIALS SAY THE REQUEST WAS REJECTED.
- Iraqi Leadership Threatens Kuwait, Saudi Arabia Iraq News 14 Feburary 1999 -- "Once again, proceeding from our pan-Arab principles and
responsibilities and based on our deep faith in God and the exalted principles of true Islam, we caution the rulers of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and tell them that you are now being involved in an aggressive hateful war in which the people of Najd and Hejaz and the Kuwaiti people have no interest."
- COALITION AIRCRAFT RESPOND TO IRAQI THREATS United States Central Command February 13, 1999 -– Early this morning, coalition aircraft flying Operation Southern Watch missions over Iraq, dropped precision-guided munitions on Iraqi military targets in response to Iraqi violations of the Southern No-Fly Zone and United Nations Security Council Resolutions. Since Operation DESERT FOX, the Iraqi military has been increasing both the pace and severity of no-fly zone violations, and continued to enhance its military capabilities in Southern Iraq in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.
- TURKEY / IRAQ Voice of America 12 Feburary 1999 -- AZIZ SAID HE WILL ASK THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT TO STOP ALLOWING U-S AND BRITISH WAR PLANES TO ATTACK IRAQI TARGETS FROM A NATO BASE IN SOUTHERN TURKEY.
- UNSC SELECTS MEMBERS OF IRAQ CEASE-FIRE REVIEW PANELS
12 February 1999 -- Ambassador Celso Amorim announced the names of the 28
United Nations employees and international experts who will participate on three panels which will review the situation in Iraq for the Security Council.
- IRAQ FRIDAY Voice of America 12 Feburary 1999 -- : A U-S WARPLANE BOMBED AN IRAQI ANTI-AIRCRAFT SITE IN THE NORTHERN NO-FLY ZONE FRIDAY. IT'S THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE DAY OF ARMED CLASHES IN IRAQI SKIES.
- Coalition aircraft fired upon February 12, 1999 INCIRLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY -- At approximately 1:30 p.m. Iraqi time, an F-15E enforcing the Northern no-fly zone over Iraq was fired upon by an anti-aircraft artillery site north of Mosul. The F-15E dropped one GBU-12 in response to this hostile act.
- DoD News Briefing, February 11, 1999 --
There were five sites in the north that were struck by coalition forces and two in the south. One F-15E dropped four GBU-12's on an Iraqi surface-to-air missile communications site, and two F-15Es launched an AGM-130 and dropped four GBU-12's on an Iraq surface to air missile system. About an hour after that, U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft again responded after being targeted by Iraqi radar in three separate incidents. First a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle dropped GBU-12 munitions on an Iraq surface-to-air missile site west of Mosul. About two minutes later a U.S. Air Force F-16CJ launched an AGM-88 at an Iraq radar site which is located northwest of Mosul. Then a few minutes after that, a U.S. Air Force F-15E dropped GBU-12's on a surface to air missile communications site east of Mosul. In the south one started off by MiG-25s (sic) violating the southern no-fly zone. As a result of that activity, a combination of F-15s, Navy F-14s, Navy F/A-18s hit radar sites and also some associated facilities near Al Habbariyah about 135 miles southwest of Baghdad and Al Amarah about 170 miles southeast of Baghdad.
- Coalition aircraft targeted February 11, 1999 -- INCIRLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY -- Between approximately 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. Iraqi time, a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle flight observed Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery fire and was also illuminated by an Iraqi radar system near Mosul. Acting in self-defense, one F-15E dropped four GBU-12s on an Iraqi surface-to-air missile communications site.
- Coalition Forces Strike Iraqi Targets United States Central Command February 11, 1999 -- Coalition aircraft flying an Operation Southern Watch mission attacked Iraqi military targets in response to violations of the southern no-fly zone by Iraqi MiG-23s.
- Iraq targets coalition aircraft (AFPN) 11 Feb 1999 -- Several U.S. aircraft conducting routine enforcement of the northern no-fly zone in Iraq Feb. 11 were targeted by Iraqi radar and responded in self-defense to the threats to coalition aircraft.
- IRAQ THURSDAY Voice of America 11 Feburary 1999 -- U-S WARPLANES HAVE BOMBED IRAQI ANTI-AIRCRAFT FACILITIES
FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT DAY. IRAQ SPARKED THE
SERIES OF INCIDENTS BY TARGETING U-S PLANES WITH ANTI-AIRCRAFT
GUNS AND RADAR. THE SECOND DAY OF CLASHES FOLLOWS A WEEK-LONG LULL IN THE
STRUGGLE TO CONTROL IRAQI AIR SPACE.
- Coalition aircraft strike in response to threat
10 Feb 1999 (AFPN) -- Coalition aircraft enforcing the southern no-fly zone in Iraq struck military targets at about 4 a.m. EST Feb. 10 in response to Iraqi provocations.
- U-N / IRAQ PANELS Voice of America 10 Feburary 1999 -- THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL IS TAKING A NEW APPROACH THIS
WEEK IN ITS EFFORTS TO GET A COMPLETE PICTURE OF IRAQ'S WEAPONS
PROGRAMS. THE COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO CREATE THREE SPECIAL PANELS
TO HELP DECIDE THE UNITED NATIONS' NEXT COURSE OF ACTION ON IRAQ.
- IRAQ-WEDNESDAY Voice of America 10 Feburary 1999 -- U -S AND BRITISH WARPLANES LAUNCHED A SERIES OF ATTACKS ON
AIR DEFENSES IN IRAQ'S SOUTHERN NO-FLY ZONE WEDNESDAY.
- COALITION FORCES RESPOND TO IRAQI AAA FIRE
United States Central Command Release Number: 9902-03 -- February 10, 1999 --
For the second time today, U.S. aircraft flying an Operation Southern Watch mission attacked Iraqi military targets, this time in response to Iraqi anti- aircraft artillery fire directed at coalition aircraft.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE IN RESPONSE TO THREAT
United States Central Command Release Number: 9902-02 -- February 10, 1999
At approximately 4:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time today, coalition aircraft enforcing the Southern No-Fly Zone in Iraq, struck military targets in response to Iraqi provocations.
- IRAQ / ANIMAL DISEASES Voice of America 10 Feburary 1999 -- THE U-N'S FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (F-A-O) HAS
EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT AN OUTBREAK OF ANIMAL DISEASES IN IRAQ
COULD SPREAD INTO NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES.
- FAO WARNS OF DANGER TO NEAR EAST IF OUTBREAK OF ANIMAL DISEASES IN IRAQ IS NOT CONTAINED 10 February 1999 Press Release IK/271 SAG/22
-- The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today expressed grave concern that the outbreak of animal diseases in Iraq may spread to other countries in the Near East seriously undermining food security in the region.
- U-S / IRAQ Voice of America 09 Feburary 1999 --
THE UNITED STATES HAS DENIED (TUESDAY) THAT ONE OF ITS
PLANES HAS BEEN HIT BY IRAQI AIR DEFENSE FIRE.
- Albright outlines new Iraq policy 363rd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs -- Feb. 8, 1999 -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright assured troops that the United States is serious about ending Saddam Hussein's rule in Iraq. In a departure from the years-long policy of Iraqi containment, Albright described a new policy as "containment-plus," the plus being regime change.
- The Jan 25 UNSCOM Report Iraq News SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1999 -- There is no need for a UN study group on Iraq's disarmament, because UNSCOM, Jan 25, released a comprehensive 262 page report. The NYT, Jan 27, published excerpts of that report under the headline, "UN Report: 'Confusion Reigns' on Details." But that was an inappropriate title for the catalogue of horrors that constituted the UNSCOM report, distribution of which, even within the UN, Russia tried to block. As the UNSCOM report made clear, Iraq's determination to maintain and acquire unconventional weapons, proscribed under UNSCR 687, never stopped. That is contrary to what the vast majority, including "Iraq News," thought in the period immediately after the 1991 cease-fire.
Then, it was thought that the problem--Saddam's drive to acquire
proscribed weapons-would emerge only after UNSCOM had finished its job
and sanctions were lifted.
- ONE MILLION SIGNATURE petition
Sat, 6 Feb 1999 -- THE ONE MILLION SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN begins in the U.S.:
a DECLARATION in OPPOSITION to ECONOMIC SANCTIONS against the PEOPLE of IRAQ
- DoD News Briefing Thursday, February 4, 1999 --
Q: Mike, you've been hitting anti-aircraft artillery sites much more often lately than you have in the past. Would a prudent and reasonable person draw the conclusion that they've moved the missiles out of harm's way, and these are the next most tempting targets?
- Iraq Pulls Back Air Defenses
By Linda D. Kozaryn American Forces Press Service 04 February 1999 -- Evidence indicates Saddam Hussein is pulling back some of his air defenses from the contested no-fly zones, but according to William S. Cohen, "only the Shadow knows" what the Iraqi dictator plans for the future.
- IRAQ / AIR DEFENSES Voice of America 04 Feburary 1999 -- U-S MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY CONTINUED ALLIED AIR RAIDS ON
IRAQ HAVE SERIOUSLY DAMAGED BAGHDAD'S AIR DEFENSES. THE NEW
ASSESSMENT FOLLOWS REPORTS THAT KEY IRAQI AIR DEFENSE WEAPONS ARE
BEING MOVED OUT OF THE NO FLY ZONES.
- Department of State Daily Press Briefing WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1999 - IRAQ US deplores Iraq's cruel manipulation of a humanitarian issue by failing to attend today's session of the Tripartite Commission on Gulf War Missing Persons.
Iraq is unwilling to ensure the security of US and UK nationals in UN operations there.
US continues to support UNSCOM and its chairman, Ambassador Butler. TURKEY & IRAQ US recognizes and support the territorial integrity of both countries. US appreciates being able to share Incirlik Air Base for Operation Northern Watch, concerning which US continuously consults with its Turkish allies.
- Cohen Calls Saddam's Bounty "Flailing Out"
By Linda D. Kozaryn American Forces Press Service 03 February 1999 -- Saddam Hussein's offer to pay a bounty for shooting down coalition air forces is another sign of the Iraqi dictator's growing frustration, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said Feb. 1.
- U-N / IRAQ / STAFF Voice of America 03 Feburary 1999 -- THE UNITED NATIONS HAS (WEDNESDAY) ORDERED ITS BRITISH
AND U-S NATIONALS TO LEAVE IRAQ FOLLOWING WARNINGS FROM BAGHDAD
THAT IT CANNOT ENSURE THEIR SAFETY.
- INDYK / GULF REACT Voice of America 03 Feburary 1999 -- SOME ARAB COUNTRIES ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT THE U-S PLAN TO TOPPLE THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT WHICH INVOLVES FUNDING IRAQI OPPOSITION GROUPS.
- U.S.-IRAQ POLICY: FOCUS ON TOPPLING SADDAM, RELATIONS WITH ALLIES USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report February 2, 1999 -- With the recent visits of Secretary Albright and Assistant Secretary Indyk to the Middle East to explain U.S. policy toward Iraq, foreign observers focused anew on US strategies for dealing with Baghdad. Dailies in Paris and Rome judged that during her trip to the region Secretary Albright had delivered the message to leaders in Cairo and Riyadh that "the time for ambiguity is over" and had asked America's allies in the Middle East "to run the risk" and support "the overthrow of the Iraqi regime." But Cairo's pro-government Al-Ahram charged that the secretary had "played the same old tunes" about "ousting Saddam" and in Qatar, semi-independent Al-Rayah urged Arab countries not to support U.S. plans to overthrow Saddam for fear that Washington will claim removing and installing regimes in the region as one of its rights.
- COALITION TAKES ACTION IN
SOUTHERN NO-FLY ZONE United States Central Command Release Number: 9902-01 -- February 2, 1999 -– Today, coalition aircraft enforcing the Southern No-Fly-Zone were illuminated by Iraqi fire control radar and fired upon by Iraqi anti-aircraft-artillery in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah. Subsequently, Operation Southern Watch aircraft used precision guided munitions to strike an Iraqi missile site on the Al Faw Peninsula and air defense sites at An Najaf and Ar Rifa.
- PENTAGON-IRAQ Voice of America 02 Feburary 1999 -- AMERICAN PLANES HAVE WIDENED THEIR ATTACKS ON IRAQ BY STRIKING ANTI-SHIP MISSILES IN THE FAR SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY. IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN RECENT
MEMORY THAT U-S PLANES HAVE TARGETED SUCH WEAPONS.
- QUESTIONING AID TO THE IRAQI OPPOSITION Voice of America 01 February 1999 -- WASHINGTON IS DIVIDED ON U-S AID TO THE IRAQI OPPOSITION. THE CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT ARE IN FAVOR, BUT THE
MILITARY IS SKEPTICAL.
- IRAQ / BRITAIN Voice of America 01 February 1999 -- IRAQI PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN SAYS HE IS READY TO PAY 25-MILLION DINARS -- ABOUT 14-THOUSAND DOLLARS -- TO ANY AIR DEFENSE TROOPS WHO SHOOT DOWN HOSTILE AIRCRAFT.
- IRAQ / ATTACKS MONDAY Voice of America 01 February 1999 -- IRAQ'S PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN REPORTEDLY HAS OFFERED A LARGE REWARD TO AIR DEFENSE TROOPS WHO SHOOT DOWN A WESTERN PLANE OVER IRAQ OR ARREST A FOREIGN MILITARY PILOT IN IRAQI TERRITORY.
- Coalition aircraft combat Iraqi threats (AFPN) 1 Feb 1999 -- Iraqi threats and coalition aircraft responses in both the northern and southern no-fly zones continued at a busy pace through the weekend.
- Iraqi Leadership on UNSC, Bounty for US/UK Planes, Pilots
Iraq News, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1999 -- The Security Council's formation of three
committees on Iraq, whose work will last several months, means only
procrastination and maintaining the unjust embargo on Iraq. Iraq demands
that that aggression be condemned and stopped and that its sovereignty
and national security be respected. It also demands abstention from
interfering in its internal affairs, and lifting the blockade on it
immediately and without any conditions.
- US Policy on Iraq Iraq News, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1999 -- The Clinton administration will NOT be implementing the Iraq
Liberation Act, although it will be paying lip service to it and
claiming it is implementing the legislation. But before addressing
that, "Iraq News" thought to note that the Jan 28 Senate Armed Services
Committee hearing was more contentious than generally reported.
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