- SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON SITUATION IN IRAQ ADDRESSES COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS UN Information Service 31 March 1999 -- Max van der Stoel, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iraq, told the Commission on Human Rights this afternoon that there continued to be credible allegations of numerous and systematic arbitrary executions in the country; interference with the independent religious practices of the Shi'ite community; internal deportations of ethnic Kurds; violations of the rights to food and health; and violations of the rights of the child.
- Department of State Daily Press Briefing WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1999 -- MR. RUBIN: Containment until regime changes is our policy in Iraq. We continue to believe that the containment-until-regime-change policy is working.
- U-N IRAQ RIGHTS Voice of America 31 March 1999 -- A UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR IS ACCUSING IRAQ OF
HAVING ESTABLISHED ONE OF THE WORST HUMAN RIGHTS RECORDS OF ANY
COUNTRY SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO.
- Department of State Daily Press Briefing , MARCH 29, 1999 -- Report Prime Minister Primakov Received Money from Iraq's Hussein
- Department of State Daily Press Briefing , MARCH 29, 1999 -- IRAQ UN Panel Conclusion that Intrusive Inspections System Still Needed
- Primakov Allegedly Bribed by Saddam Washington Post 29 March 1999-- U.S. intelligence has information that Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, accepted payment from the Iraqi government in 1997. John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists said, "Given Primakov's familiarity with [intelligence] trade craft, I'd have some difficulty believing that he would accept a personal gratuity of such a trivial amount of money -- that's chump change! -- and that he would do so in a way that would be so easily detected."
- Iraq News 28 March 1999 --
Milosevic and Saddam have joined forces. The Iraqis are anxious to upgrade their defense systems. The Iraqis want the Serbs to provide them with the
more advanced SA-7 anti-aircraft missile system. Iraq is able to
supply the Serbs with two commodities essential to their war effort: oil
- Iraq News 19 March 1999 -- For some time, the UK position has been that Saddam's overthrow, if it is to be pursued, should be pursued through a coup, rather than a popular insurgency. That although repeated attempts, since 1990, to make a coup in Iraq, have all
ended in failure. In the mid-1990s MI6 pushed the CIA to shift its support from the Iraqi National Congress (INC), which was recruiting an army in Kurdish-held northern Iraq, to the rival Iraqi National Accord (INA) which MI6 had created.
- Coalition strikes after no-fly zone violations Air Force Print News 19 March 1999 -- Iraqi aircraft violated the southern no-fly zone March 19, prompting coalition air strikes against radar and communications sites.
- UNSCOM DISPUTES IRAQI CHARGES ON LIVESTOCK DISEASE USIA UNITED NATIONS REPORT 18 March 1999 -- The U.N. Special Commission overseeing the destruction of Iraqi weapons (UNSCOM) March 18 refuted Iraqi charges that the spread of hoof and mouth disease among Iraqi livestock is the result of UNSCOM's destruction of a laboratory that was producing the vaccine to counter the disease.
- U-N / SAUDI / IRAQ Voice of America 18 March 1999 -- THE MAIN DIVISION IN THE COUNCIL IS BETWEEN RUSSIA, FRANCE AND
CHINA ON ONE SIDE, CALLING FOR AN EASING OF SANCTIONS AGAINST
IRAQ. BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES ARE ON THE OTHER, SAYING
IRAQ HAS NOT MET COUNCIL REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY FOR THE LIFTING
OR EASING OF SANCTIONS.
- Iraq News 17 March 1999 -- Ken Pollack is going to be doing for the NSC? And given that he's described removing Saddam Hussein as a fantasy, does that signal the administration is no longer committed to a change in regime in Iraq?
- SENATE-IRAQ OIL Voice of America 17 March 1999 -- THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION IS TELLING CONGRESS IRAQ CAN
BE ALLOWED TO SELL MORE OIL FOR FOOD WITHOUT DEPRESSING OIL
PRICES OR HURTING U-S INTERESTS. BUT THE IDEA HAS ENCOUNTERED
SHARP OPPOSITION FROM LAWMAKERS WHO SAY IT ONLY PROPS UP AN OUTLAW STATE.
- SHI'ITES OF IRAQ Voice of America 17 March 1999 -- THE GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ SAYS IT HAS ARRESTED FIVE PEOPLE
FOR LAST MONTH'S ASSASSINATION OF THE COUNTRY'S LEADING SHI'ITE MUSLIM LEADER. THE OPPOSITION SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION IN IRAQ SAYS THE SITUATION IN IRAQ REMAINS TENSE.
- RICHARDSON, PICKERING FAVOR EXPANSION OF OIL-FOR-FOOD PROGRAM By William B. Reinckens USIA 17 March 1999 -- Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering and Energy Secretary Bill Richardson testified March 17 that the U.N.'s Oil-For-Food program for Iraq is an essential component of the U.S. Administration's Iraq strategy and is, therefore, key to our national security.
- TEXT: US EXTENDS SYMPATHIES TO IRAQIS ON HALABJA ANNIVERSARY USIA 16 March 1999 -- "As we remember Halabja, we must remind ourselves and the international community that Saddam Hussein's regime must never be permitted to rebuild its weapons of mass destruction programs," said
A. Elizabeth Jones, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, on March 16.
- CONGRESSIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP MARKS HALABJA ANNIVERSARY By William B. Reinckens USIA 16 March 1999 -- On March 16, the eleventh anniversary of Saddam Hussein's poison gas attack against Iraqi Kurds in Halabja that killed over 5,000 civilians and injured 10,000, the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and the Human Rights Alliance held a briefing on the lingering health effects of the attacks in northern Iraq.
- Coalition aircraft respond to Iraqi radar Air Force Print News 16 March 1999 -- For the third day in a row, coalition forces have attacked Iraqi ground sites that posed a threat to aircraft patrolling the northern no-fly zone.
- Coalition aircraft respond to Iraqi radar United States European Command 16 March 1999--
- COALITION AIRCRAFT RESPOND TO NO-FLY ZONE VIOLATIONS Headquarters, United States Central Command 15 March 1999--
- Vigilant Pilots Face Iraqi Threats
American Forces Press Service 15 March 1999 - Vigilance has replaced complacency in the skies over Iraq, according to U.S. fliers patrolling the no-fly zones. Routine sorties pilots once called "flying holes in the sky" are
now life-threatening missions. Each day U.S. and British fighter jets and support aircraft face possible Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery and surface-to- air missiles.
- PICKERING REMARKS BEFORE TRILATERAL COMMISSION USIA 15 March 1999 -- The Iraqi regime poses one of the most complex challenges the international community faces. Saddam has repeatedly used force
against his neighbors, developed weapons of mass destruction, and used those weapons on Iraqi citizens and neighbors. Since Desert Storm, the regime has consistently refused to meet its commitments to disarm and to accept long-term monitoring of that proven weapons capability.
- IRAQ / U-S MONDAY Voice of America 15 March 1999 -- U-S WARPLANES HAVE ATTACKED IRAQI AIR DEFENSES AGAIN,
STRIKING TARGETS (MONDAY) IN THE SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN NO-FLY ZONES.
- IRAQ STRIKES Voice of America 15 March 1999 -- U-S FIGHTER PLANES HAVE STRUCK AIR DEFENSES IN NORTHERN
IRAQ IN WHAT MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY WAS IN SELF-DEFENSE.
- TURKEY/U-S AIRSTRIKES Voice of America 14 March 1999 -- : U-S WAR PLANES TAKING OFF FROM A NATO BASE IN SOUTHERN
TURKEY POUNDED IRAQI DEFENSES SUNDAY IN THE NO-FLY ZONE OVER
KURDISH-CONTROLLED NORTHERN IRAQ.
- IRAQ/EXECUTIONS Voice of America 14 March 1999 -- IRAQ HAS EXECUTED EIGHT MEN CONVICTED OF KILLING VISITING
IRANIAN SHIITE MUSLIM CLERICS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ TWO-YEARS AGO.
IRAN MAINTAINS IRAQ IS RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE KILLINGS.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT RESPOND TO SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE FIRE NEWS RELEASE Headquarters, United States Central Command 14 March 1999 --
- Coalition aircraft respond to Iraqi threats
March 14, 1999 - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY -- Between approximately 12:45 p.m. and 1:20 p.m. Iraqi time today, Operation Northern Watch aircraft observed Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery fire and detected Iraqi radar posing a threat to coalition aircraft. Responding in self-defense, U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles dropped GBU-12 laser guided bombs on several anti-aircraft artillery sites northwest and west of Mosul. All coalition aircraft departed the area safely.
- Iraq News 13 March 1999 -- This issue of "Iraq News" focuses on administration policy on Iraq, to underscore that it has not changed. The administration pays lip service to the Iraq Liberation Act, but does not implement it, even as it tells Congress it is doing so, even as it has no other policy to address the threat posed by Saddam.
- Could Saddam Shoot Down U.S. Jet? David Ruppe ABCNEWS.com 13 March 1999 - U.S. pilots have a number of things going for them, including superior technology and training, a vast intelligence network, and a well-tested knowledge of Iraqi weapons capabilities, notes John Pike, a military analyst with the nonprofit Federation of American Scientists. The probability Iraqi forces can knock a U.S. plane down is “low, but not zero,” he says.
- Shots in the Dark : Saddam Wants to Down a U.S. Jet; Not Likely, Experts SayABCNEWS.com 12 March 1999 -- Despite the frequent confrontations over the no-fly zones, experts say Iraq has little chance of shooting down a U.S. fighter.
- INDYK REMARKS FOLLOWING MEETINGS IN TURKEY
USIA 12 March 1999 -- Regarding Iraq, Indyk said he believes the Turkish government now understands U.S. policy -- which is "based on a commitment to doing nothing that would impact on the territorial integrity of Iraq. ... And in fact, it is Saddam Hussein that is presenting the real danger
to the territorial integrity of Iraq," he added.
- Coalition aircraft respond in self-defense
March 12, 1999 - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- Between 10:30 a.m. and noon Iraqi time today, Operation Northern Watch aircraft detected several active Iraqi radars posing a threat to coalition aircraft. Responding in self-defense, U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles dropped GBU-12 laser guided bombs and a U.S. Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler fired a High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile on several Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery sites north and northwest of Mosul. All coalition aircraft returned safely.
- COHEN / EGYPT Voice of America 11 March 1999 -- THE DEFENSE SECRETARY ALSO MET THE SAME QUESTIONS HERE THAT
HE HAS ADDRESSED THROUGHOUT HIS VISIT TO THE MIDDLE EAST --
NAMELY, WHY DO U-S PLANES CONTINUE TO ATTACK IRAQ?
- When Diplomacy Fails, It's Time for Action, Cohen Says American Forces Press Service 11 March 1999 -- When talk fails, it's time for action, according to Defense Secretary William S. Cohen. "Some say diplomacy -- and not force or sanctions -- are the way to deal with Saddam Hussein," he said at a March 10 press conference here. But in this case, he said, diplomacy has failed.
- COHEN VISIT TO GULF: MIXED RESPONSE TOWARD U.S. POLICY ON IRAQ USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report March 11, 1999 --
Commentators in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates were critical of the U.S. administration's policy vis-a-vis Iraq, and especially its emphasis on seeking a "military solution." In particular, the decision to "broaden air attacks" drew heat from certain quarters, with some Arab papers voicing criticism of the U.S. strategy toward the Baghdad regime and worrying about the fate of the Iraqi people.
- SECDEFENSE COHEN REMARKS IN AMMAN
USIA 10 March 1999 -- Regarding Iraq, the Secretary said he made clear that stories about the United States supporting the breakup of Iraq "are false and
without any foundation." The US continues to support the continued territorial integrity of Iraq. ... But it is our belief that as long as Saddam Hussein remains in power ... the Iraqi people will not be able to enjoy the benefits of peace and stability," he asserted.
- COHEN / MIDEAST Voice of America 10 March 1999 -- DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM COHEN TOLD REPORTERS IN KUWAIT
HE IS SATISFIED THAT HE HAS THE BACKING OF ALL THE GULF STATES
FOR U-S POLICIES IN THE REGION. HE SAID EVERYTHING HE HAS
REQUESTED HAS BEEN AGREED TO.
- Iraq News 10 March 1999 -- R. James Woolsey, Testimony before House Armed Services Committee "U.S. Policy Toward Iraq" March 10, 1999
- Cohen Declares Iraq No-Fly Zones "Successful" American Forces Press Service 10 March 1999 -- "Has the U.S. containment policy toward Iraq been successful? The answer is yes," Defense Secretary William S. Cohen told international reporters here March 9.
- Coalition aircraft respond to Iraqi threat
March 9, 1999 - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY-- Between approximately 12:35 and 1 p.m. Iraqi time, Operation Northern Watch coalition aircraft detected several active Iraqi radars posing a threat to coalition forces. Responding in self defense, U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles dropped GBU-12 laser-guided bombs on several Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery sites west and south of Mosul.
- BOMBING IRAQ Voice of America 09 March 1999 -- U-S JETS ARE ATTACKING IRAQI AIR DEFENSES ON A NEAR DAILYBASIS. THIS IS A WAR THAT SHOULD BE DECLARED, SAYS TED CARPENTER,
DIRECTOR OF FOREIGN POLICY STUDIES AT WASHINGTON'S CATO
INSTITUTE. IN HIS OPINION, THE U-S CONGRESS IS SHIRKING ITS
CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY BY NOT DEMANDING A VOTE ON THE AIRSTRIKES.
- SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE HEARS STATE DEPT. OFFICIAL ON IRAQ -- Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Beth Jones appeared
before the Senate Foreign Relations Middle East and South Asia
Subcommittee March 9 to discuss the Administration's Iraq policy.
- COHEN / MIDEAST Voice of America 09 March 1999 -- QATAR'S FOREIGN MINISTER SHEIKH HAMAD BIN JASSIM AL-THANI
TOLD A JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE TUESDAY IN DOHA THAT QATAR DOES
NOT WISH TO SEE DAILY BOMBINGS OF IRAQ, SAYING CONTINUED ATTACKS
COULD HAVE REPERCUSSIONS THROUGHOUT THE GULF REGION.
- SECDEFENSE COHEN PRESS CONFERENCE IN DOHA USIA 09 March 1999 -- Cohen said "Since the end of last year, Iraq has violated the no-fly zones more than 100 times; they have fired more than 20 surface-to-air missiles at coalition aircraft; and they continually fired anti-aircraft guns
and rockets in an effort to shoot down our planes. In response to Iraqi aggression, our aircraft have fired back in self-defense; and we will continue to target Iraq's air-attack network as long as it continues to threaten our planes."
- Coalition aircraft respond to Iraqi threat 08 March 1999 -- Between approximately 12:35 p.m. and 1:35 p.m. Iraqi time, Operation Northern Watch coalition aircraft detected several active Iraqi radars posing a threat to coalition forces. Responding in self-defense, U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles dropped GBU-12 laser-guided bombs on several Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery sites around Saddam Lake.
- UNSCOM CHIEF: SECURITY COUNCIL UNITY ON IRAQI WEAPONS ESSENTIAL Judy Aita USIA 08 March 1999 -- The major obstacle in ridding Iraq of its banned chemical and biological weapons and ballistic missiles is a divided Security Council, not allegations that UN weapons inspectors were spies, the head of the UN special Commission overseeing the destruction of Iraqi weapons (UNSCOM) says.
- IRAQ CLASH Voice of America 06 March 1999 --
U-S WARPLANES LAUNCHED NEW ATTACKS ON IRAQI AIR DEFENSE
INSTALLATIONS IN THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN NO-FLY ZONES OVER IRAQ
SATURDAY. THE LATEST CLASHES COME JUST TWO DAYS AFTER IRAQ
RESUMED PUMPING OIL THROUGH A PIPELINE DAMAGED IN SIMILAR STRIKES
EARLIER IN THE WEEK.
- Northern Watch forces respond to Iraqi AAA and Radar Threats United States European Command 06 March 1999--
- Cohen Says U.S. Will Contain Iraq American Forces Press Service 05 March 1999 -- America’s will to contain Saddam Hussein remains strong, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said enroute to the Persian Gulf. “Our containment policy remains intact,” he said.
- Iraq News 04 March 1999 -- This issue of "Iraq News" reviews developments since Jan, 93, which seem to include the gunman outside the CIA. Saddam has been coming back since that time, carrying out acts of violence and intimidation, aimed at eroding support for sanctions and otherwise ending the system of post-Gulf war constraints. But that has been missed, for a variety of reasons.
- Iraq News 04 March 1999 Part II -- SHOOTINGS OUTSIDE THE CIA, TRADE CENTER BOMBING -- A new wave
of terrorism began five days into Mr. Clinton's presidency. The answer
to that emerges from consideration of the CIA shootings and the Trade
Center bombing, the links between them, and the links between each and Iraq.
- Iraq News 04 March 1999 Part III --
The Iraqi dictator has openly warned this president to yield to his demands or face terror attacks on the United States and its allies. It is not true that Saddam is completely irrational or unpredictable, as many in the West assume.
- Coalition aircraft strike targets south of Al Basrah Air Force Print News 04 March 1999 -- British Royal Air Force GR-1 Tornado aircraft enforcing the southern no-fly zone struck an Iraqi military radar site at about 8:15 a.m. EST March 4 about 15 miles south of Al Basrah near Ash Shuaybah.
- IRAQ ALLIES Voice of America 04 March 1999 -- AS DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM COHEN HEADS TO THE MIDDLE
EAST TO DISCUSS THE IRAQI SITUATION, CRITICISM OF U-S AND BRITISH
PATROLS OVER SO-CALLED IRAQI NO-FLY ZONES IS ON THE RISE. THE
DAMAGE OF OIL PIPELINE FACILITIES EARLIER THIS WEEK BY U-S
WARPLANES IN NORTHERN IRAQ HAS BROUGHT SHARP WORDS FROM TURKEY
AND NEW COMPLAINTS FROM CHINA AND RUSSIA ABOUT THE PATROLS.
- IRAQ PIPELINE Voice of America 04 March 1999 -- IRAQ SAYS IT HAS RESUMED PUMPING OIL THROUGH ITS ONLY
OPERATING PIPELINE. THE OIL FLOW HAD BEEN HALTED SINCE SUNDAY,
WHEN THE COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES THAT CONTROL OIL DISTRIBUTION
WERE DAMAGED BY U-S AIR STRIKES.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE TARGETS SOUTH OF AL BASRAH NEWS RELEASE Headquarters, United States Central Command 04 March 1999--
- Bush tells Gulf vets why Hussein left in Baghdad S. H. Kelly Pentagram 03 March 1999 -- Former President George Bush explaine his reason for stopping Operation Desert Storm after 100 hours. The mission was to eject Saddam Hussein from Kuwait, and that mission was accomplished.
- US ANXIOUS TO SEE IRAQ OIL FLOW RESUME USIA 03 March 1999 -- The United States, along with the other members of the Security Council, wants to see Iraqi oil exports under the "oil-for-food" program "up and running as quickly as possible," US Ambassador Nancy Soderberg said.
- U-N / IRAQ / BUTLER Voice of America 03 March 1999 -- CHIEF UNITED NATIONS ARMS INSPECTOR RICHARD BUTLER IS DENYING ANY KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING CHARGES THAT U-S INTELLIGENCE
AGENCIES USED HIS TEAMS TO SPY ON IRAQ.
- CLINTON REPORTS ON IRAQ'S NON-COMPLIANCE WITH UNSC RESOLUTIONS USIA 03 March 1999 -- "Iraq remains a serious threat to international peace and security. I remain determined to see Iraq comply fully with all of its obligations under Security Council resolutions," President Clinton
said in his March 3 report to Congress on the status of efforts to obtain Iraq's compliance with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
- TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE March 3, 1999 Reporting on the status of efforts to obtain Iraq's compliance with the resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Iraq remains a serious threat to international peace and security. I remain determined to see Iraq comply fully with all of its obligations under Security Council resolutions.
- U-N / IRAQ OIL Voice of America 03 March 1999 -- A SENIOR UNITED NATIONS OFFICIAL SAYS (WEDNESDAY) IRAQ
SHOULD BE ABLE TO RESUME PUMPING OIL THROUGH ITS EXPORT PIPELINE
TO TURKEY SOON. PIPELINE OPERATIONS WERE HALTED SUNDAY FOLLOWING
U-S AIR STRIKES IN THE REGION.
- U-N / ANNAN / IRAQ INSPECTIONS Voice of America 02 March 1999 -- UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN SAYS
(TUESDAY) HE HAS NO DIRECT KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING THE LATEST
CHARGES THAT THE UNITED STATES USED U-N FACILITIES TO SPY ON IRAQ.
- U-S / IRAQ / ESPIONAGE Voice of America 02 March 1999 -- THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION IS FACING MORE ALLEGATIONS
THAT THE UNITED STATES USED U-N WEAPONS INSPECTION TEAMS IN IRAQ
AS A COVER FOR ITS OWN ESPIONAGE ACTIVITIES.
- IRAQ CLASHES Voice of America 02 March 1999 -- IRAQI OFFICIALS SAY VITAL OIL EXPORTS MAY BE DISRUPTED
FOR WEEKS AFTER U-S PLANES DESTROYED TWO IMPORTANT STATIONS ON
ITS ONLY FUNCTIONING PIPELINE.
- Coalition forces strike with 'greater flexibility' Air Force Print News 02 March 1999 -- The same day they struck Iraqi targets in the largest attack since the end of Operation Desert Fox, coalition forces now have "greater flexibility to attack those systems which place them in jeopardy," the secretary of defense said.
- Attacks Become Workaday For U.S. Campaign In Gulf European Stars And Stripes 02 March 1999 -- Between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Iraqi time, while conducting routine enforcement of the northern no-fly zone, and in response to several incidents of Iraqi radar targeting coalition aircraft, U.S. F-15Es dropped more than thirty 2,000 pound and 500 pound laser guided bombs on Iraqi communications sites, radio relay sites, and anti-aircraft artillery sites.
- Iraq News 02 March 1999 -- Iraq's hostile, and threatening, media campaign continues. Over the weekend, Baghdad hosted a conference of Arab trade unionists and professional organizations, whatever that quite entails.
- Iraq News 01 March 1999 -- Letter from Trent Lott to Dr. Ahmad Chalabi, President, Executive Council, Iraqi National Congress.
- Coalition forces respond to Iraqi radar threats 01 March 1999 -- Between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Iraqi time, while conducting routine enforcement of the northern no-fly zone, and in response to several incidents of Iraqi radar targeting coalition aircraft, U.S. F-15Es dropped more than thirty 2,000 pound and 500 pound laser guided bombs on Iraqi communications sites, radio relay sites, and anti-aircraft artillery sites.
- Coalition forces respond to Iraqi radar threats Air Force Print News 01 March 1999 -- In one of their largest defensive actions since the end of Operation Desert Fox, coalition aircraft have dropped dozens of bombs against ground threats in Iraq. Between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Iraqi time March 1, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles dropped more than 30 2,000-pound and 500-pound laser-guided bombs on Iraqi communications, radio relay and anti-aircraft artillery sites.
- Iraq fires anti-aircraft artillery at coalition aircraft Air Force Print News 01 March 1999 -- In response to anti-aircraft artillery fire, a flight of Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles launched three air-to-ground missiles and dropped three laser-guided bombs on an Iraqi air defense headquarters and radio relay site Feb. 28.
- DELAYS KEEP SUPPLIES FROM IRAQI CIVILIANS, UN REPORTS USIA Judy Aita 01 March 1999 -- The United Nations has reported that Iraq is not distributing about $275 million worth of medical supplies and a significant quantity of other goods have not been distributed or, in some cases, even ordered under the Security Council program designed to help Iraqi civilians.
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