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British Warplanes Strike Southern Missile Site

THE WORLD | IN BRIEF / IRAQ

September 19, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

British Tornado warplanes bombed an antiaircraft missile site in southern Iraq, retaliating for "hostile activities" by Baghdad against planes patrolling a "no-fly" zone, a U.S. Air Force officer said.

The attack targeted a position near Basra, 350 miles south of Baghdad, the capital, said Maj. Brett Morris, a Saudi-based spokesman for the allied mission. There was no immediate report on damage.

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