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16/12/1998 Bombing of Iraq by the United States begins

The bombing of Iraq was a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets by the United States and the United Kingdom. The operation was a major flare-up in the Iraq disarmament crisis. The stated goal of the cruise missile and bombing attacks was to strike military and security targets in Iraq.


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  • Bombing of Iraq (1998) 

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