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Protecting Iraq's oil supply From Martin Savidge CNN Saturday, March 22, 2003 Posted: 1107 GMT ( 7:07 PM HKT)
"We were up moving into the attack positions with the ground forces as they were preparing to head into southern Iraq. They met some resistance up there at the Kuwaiti-Iraq border. Well, that was quickly resolved. They called in Tomahawk strikes and airstrikes that went on all night long.
There is a lookout there, a hill referred to as Safwan Hill, on the Iraqi side of the border. It was filled with Iraqi intelligence gathering. From that vantage point, they could look out over all of northern Kuwait.
It is now estimated the hill was hit so badly by missiles, artillery and by the Air Force, that they shaved a couple of feet off it. And anything that was up there that was left after all the explosions was then hit with napalm. And that pretty much put an end to any Iraqi operations up on that hill.
Then this morning they airlifted in U.S. military forces that now hold that vantage point. So, all last night there was an intense artillery, air and missile bombardment throughout the southern part of Iraq. And that is what paved the way for the ground forces to begin pushing in."
Go to original CNN article at http://edition.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/21/otsc.irq.savidge/
'See also the Report in the Sydney Herald: Dead bodies are everywhere' March 22 2003 Herald Correspondent Lindsay Murdoch
Napalm, used extensively by the US during the Vietnam war is a prohibited weapon, in accordance with the Geneva convention.
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