The history of the military attacks upon
the Republic of Iraq (1991-2002)

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US planes rain 88.000 tons of Bombs
From the Baghdad Observer, January 1995. The US and its allies started a 42-day round-the-clock air and missile bombardment of lraq, targeting civilian and service facilities. The aim was to destroy the country's infrastructure and push Iraq back to pre-industrial age. Target hit were hundreds of kilometres away from the battlefront.
Iraq protests to UN over airspace violations
By Atheer F. al-Abadi, The Baghdad Observer, 22 May 1996. Warplanes violated Iraqi airspace seven times over the period April 26-28 coming from their bases in Kuwait, dropping incindary phosphoric material with the aim of burning wheat fields, and hostile leaflets. Earlier on May 15, the Iraqi envoy had handed over a protest letter to the UN Secretary-General over continued violations of American, British and French airplanes for provocative and reconnaissance purposes and throwing flare bombs.
AFSC Statement on US military action in Northern Iraq
3 September 1996. Deep concern over the US unilateral military action against Iraq following Baghdad's attack on Arbil and that this crisis has resulted in the suspension of the sale of the oil that would have enabled Iraq to purchase needed humanitarian supplies for its population. Once again, innocent people suffer for the actions of governments.
Russia says no-fly zones not legitimate
By Yania S. Attallah, in Baghdad Observer, 16 September 1996. Russia does not recognize any of the two no-fly zones in the north and south of Iraq. Iraq has the right to defend its air space and shoot down any foreign jet that violates it. President Clinton is amassing troops in the region as a means to win the elections for a second term next November.