President Bush gives go to strike IRAQ
02/16/2001 1:08:00 PM MST Albuquerque, Nm
By Dustin D. Brand; Owner AMO
United States and British enforce no fly zone
In a breifing coming out now, the United States and British forces enforce the Iraqi No-Fly-Zone. Due to an increasing build up in Sadamm Husseins' air defense system in the
south above the 33rd Parallel since January and February, President Bush approved the strike yesterday which happened this afteroon.
Involved in the strike were 24 Aircraft from the United States and British forces, including the standard support aircraft which makes the total near 70 aircraft. The strikes were carried out successfully and were aimed just above the southern 33 parallel in an effort to
disable the growing accuracy of IRAQs' air defense system which was increasingly posing a threat to the United States and British forces which enforce the no fly zones.
Precision guided long range arms were used to successfully carry out the strike, and all aircraft returned safely. This was the first US and British Air Strike out side the no fly zone against IRAQ since 1998.
President Bush is currently in Mexico meeting with the Mexican President Fox.