Iraq claims intercepting 21 cruise missiles
Iraq has claimed to have intercepted 21 of the hundreds of cruise missiles fired by the allies.world Updated: Mar 23, 2003 15:10 IST
Iraqi ground forces have intercepted 21 of the hundreds of cruise missiles fired by the US-led coalition since they began their war on Iraq, Iraqi army headquarters has said.
The army statement received by Al-Jazeera television news did not specify where the missiles were shot down, saying only that the coalition forces had targeted government buildings in several Iraqi cities.
The US-led forces say they have fired hundreds of missiles at Iraqi targets in their campaign to topple President Saddam Hussein.