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U.S. warplanes attack Iraq's northern no-fly zone
March 15, 1999
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. jet fighters dropped 500-pound, laser-guided bombs on several anti-aircraft artillery sites in Iraq's northern no-fly zone on Monday, said the U.S. European Command.
The attacks, which occurred northwest of Mosul around noon local time, were in response to "threats from Iraqi radar," said U.S. military officials.
Including Monday's incidents, U.S. and British planes
have attacked more than 140 Iraqi targets since December 28 -- the first day the U.S. attacked Iraqi air defenses after Operation Desert Fox earlier in December.
The United States, Britain and France set up the no-
fly zones in Iraq after the 1991 Persian Gulf War to deter the Iraqi air force from attacking rebels in the north and
the south. Iraq does not recognize the zones and has
vowed to fire at any plane that violates its airspace.
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