Pentagon - Iraq

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NPR's Tom Gjelten reports on the continuing military confrontation between Iraqi forces and the U.S. and British aircraft that patrol those the so-called "no-fly zones" over Iraq. The Iraqis have fired on those aircraft 67 times in the past two weeks, and U.S. and British pilots have been firing back. The Russian government today charged that a "surge" in the enforcement activity in the no-fly zones is creating obstacles in the search for a diplomatic solution in Iraq. The Bush administration says Iraqi actions show their contempt for U.N. resolutions. (3:45)
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