Baghdad Says three Iraqis Wounded in US-British Air Raids
Three Iraqis, including a child, were wounded on Wednesday in attacks by US and British warplanes on a village in the southern province of Muthanna, the press quoted a military spokesman as saying.
The planes, one of which was hit by anti-aircraft fire, attacked one or more civilian installations in the village, damaging a number of houses, the reports said Thursday.
The planes returned to their bases in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, the reports said.
Iraq has claimed on several occasions in recent months to have hit or even downed US and British aircrafts during the almost daily sorties carried out over northern and southern Iraq, but Washington and London have denied the claims.
The United States and Britain maintain planes at bases in both countries from which they patrol the no-fly zone established over southern Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War.
Baghdad does not recognize the no-fly zones, which are not authorized by any specific United Nations resolution.
The strikes have killed 315 Iraqis and wounded more than 900, the Iraqi government has said. BAGHDAD(AFP)
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