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Baghdad Hit by Sustained Air Raid

Sporadic explosions continued to rock the outskirts of Baghdad on Thursday, 100 minutes after U.S. air strikes began a war to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Reuters correspondents in the city center said a dawn wave of jet aircraft attacks did not appear to have been repeated, suggesting that later blasts were caused by missiles. U.S. officials said F-117A stealth fighters and long-range cruise missiles were used in the attack. They said it was a limited strike and Washington had not yet unleashed the huge aerial attack that is expected in coming days. There was a lull in anti-aircraft fire in Baghdad. Reuters correspondent Hassan Hafidh said that, judging from his vantage point and the apparent sources of the explosions, anti-aircraft batteries seemed to have been targeted. Full Story

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