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Iraq Helicopters

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Iraq Helicopters

Iraq Helicopters

Iraq Helicopters

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Saddam Hussein defied the United Nations today by sending his helicopters over the designated "no-fly" zone in southern Iraq. The mission was to transport Iraqi Muslims returning from a pilgrimage to to Mecca. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports the United States is denouncing the violation of the no-fly rule, but will not respond with military action. U.S. officials say Saddam only wants "to pick a fight" with the United States over the ban.