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Marine Corps Prowler launches HARM

Released: 26 Jan 1999


INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AFPN) -- Coalition aircraft have again fired upon Iraqi anti-aircraft sites that illuminated fighters patrolling the northern no-fly zone.

The latest action occurred between 1:25 and 1:50 p.m. Iraqi time Jan. 26. Coalition aircraft conducting routine enforcement of the no-fly zone were targeted by Iraqi surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery systems in three separate incidents near Mosul.

A Marine EA-6B Prowler, acting in self-defense after being targeted by Iraqi radar, launched a high-speed anti-radiation missile at an Iraqi radar site.

An Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle dropped a GBU-12 500-pound precision-guided munition in response to an anti-aircraft artillery system that posed a threat to coalition aircraft.

In another incident, an F-15E fired an AGM-130 at a radar site that had targeted coalition aircraft.

Damage to Iraqi forces is currently being assessed.

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