US declines remarks on military operations
"We can't discuss operational details -- no comments," said a defence official, mentioning an upcoming address to the nation by President Bush.world Updated: Mar 20, 2003 10:53 IST
The US Defence Department declined on Wednesday all comment on the beginning of a war with Iraq.
"We can't discuss operational details -- no comments," said a defence official, mentioning an upcoming address to the nation by US President George W Bush.
The United States launched strikes on Iraq late on Wednesday with a series of bombardments, shortly after a US deadline passed for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to leave the country.
The White House announced that war had begun and that Bush would address the world at 10:15 (0315 GMT).
Anti-aircraft batteries were heard firing at warplanes strafing the Iraqi capital, at the start of a military conflict that has shaken the world community.
First Published: Mar 20, 2003 09:02 IST