Baghdad Briefing

After riding out strikes, Saddam shoots back

He kept his gun holstered for a little more than a week after U.S. warplanes pounded his military sites, but now Saddam Hussein is firing back--and beginning the next round of his war with Washington. One of his mobile surface-to-air missile batteries near the northern town of Mosul launched three SAMs at U.S. jet fighters patrolling the no-fly zone last week. Two days later, more SAMs were launched from the Talil air base in southern Iraq against British and U.S. warplanes. Both times the pilots under attack jinked their planes in evasive maneuvers, avoiding the missiles. Then Air Force F-16 Falcons...

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