Allied Planes Bomb Radar System in Southern Iraq - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/23/02

Allied Planes Bomb Radar System in Southern Iraq

Allied planes have bombed a mobile radar system in southern Iraq on Saturday. It's the fourth attack by U.S. and British patrols over the past week as a conflict escalates over enforcement of "no-fly" zones over the country.

The attack was in response to what the U.S. Central Command reports were hostile threats against the patrols. The attack used precision-guided weapons against radar south of Al Amarah, about 120 miles southeast of Baghdad. The town has been a frequent target of U.S. and British retaliatory strikes in recent weeks.

The command's statement says the strike came after Iraq moved the mobile radar into the southern no-fly zone. U.S. warplanes struck air defense installations in southern Iraq on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

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