You Fly, You Die

A plan to protect Shi'ites could put a squeeze on Iraq's Saddam

They will not -- probably cannot -- do it for Slavic Muslims in Bosnia. But the U.S. and its European allies are prepared to give air protection to Shi'ite Muslims in Iraq. The U.S., France and Britain, having mobilized a force of 200 aircraft and 19 navy ships, have agreed to declare a "no-fly zone" across the southern third of the country. The force is to fly reconnaissance missions over a marshy region where Western officials say Saddam Hussein pursues a policy of genocide against opponents of his regime. The goal will be to close the sky to Iraqi flights. "We're...

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