British and American warplanes are attacking artillery units in southern Iraq, the Pentagon has said.
Pentagon sources said ten artillery pieces have been destroyed.
The Pentagon said the artillery units may have had chemical or biological weapons which could be used on US and UK troops on the border with Kuwait, said Sky News correspondent Keith Graves in Washington.
He said: “The Pentagon said warplanes have been and are now in action over southern Iraq.”
Anglo-American jets have been hitting targets in the two No-Fly Zones with near-impunity for more than ten years. But this is the first I recall them hitting anything other than communications and anti-aircraft sites.
Taking out plain ol’ arty protects our troops and removes one of Saddam’s most reliable methods to use chemical weapons. There will be lots more stories like this one.