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US uses stealth fighters, missiles in Iraq raid

The US used F-117A stealth fighters and long-range cruise missiles to open its war against Iraq on Thursday morning.

world Updated: Mar 20, 2003 10:53 IST
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The United States used F-117A stealth fighters and long-range cruise missiles to open its war against Iraq on Thursday morning, striking at senior Iraqi leadership targets near Baghdad, US officials said.

The officials, who asked not to be identified, saidthat the limited attack shortly before dawn was not yet the opening of a massive rain of cruise missiles and bombs expected in coming days.

The US officials said radar-avoiding F-117A stealth fighters based in the Gulf region were used to bomb targets and that a limited number of long-range cruise missiles were used.

First Published: Mar 20, 2003 10:00 IST