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US missile strike targets Iraq Info Ministry

A US cruise missile targeted Iraq's Information Ministry early on Monday, apparently causing new damage to the ministry complex.

world Updated: Mar 31, 2003 09:30 IST
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A US cruise missile targeted Iraq's Information Ministry early on Monday, apparently causing new damage to the ministry complex in central Baghdad, a Reuters witness said.

US central Command headquarters in Qatar issued a news release saying that the Information Ministry had been targeted by a Tomahawk missile to "reduce the command and control capabilities" of the government of President Saddam Hussein.

Reuters correspondent Khaled Yacoub Oweis said the overnight strike appeared to have caused more damage to the ministry building, which was hit by a cruise missile on Saturday. "But the building is still standing. I can see it," Oweis said.

First Published: Mar 31, 2003 09:30 IST