continues leaflet, radio campaign
03/21/03 - OPERATION
IRAQI FREEDOM (AFPN)
dropped more than 2 million leaflets across Iraq on March 21 encouraging
the surrender of Iraqi military forces and to minimize risk and
harm to Iraqi civilians.
were dropped as part of ongoing coalition air operations.
a million of the leaflets were dropped on Iraqi military forces
encouraging them to surrender, to not use weapons of mass destruction
and to leave oil wells intact. Leaflets dropped over population
centers told Iraqi civilians that coalition forces are targeting
the military. The leaflets encouraged civilians to stay at home
and listen to coalition radio broadcasts.
drops and radio broadcasts are part of an information campaign
that has been going on for months to support the disarmament of
Iraq. Coalition forces have dropped more than 25 million leaflets
since October. The objective of the campaign is to inform Iraqi
citizens and soldiers how to achieve the disarmament and liberation
of Iraq with minimum possible casualties, said officials.