US and British aircraft attack Iraq February, 16 2001
"US and British aircraft have carried out missile attacks on five targets near the Iraqi capital Baghdad tonight, striking command and control targets to the south of the city, the Pentagon has confirmed.
Air raid sirens wailed through Baghdad and anti-aircraft weapons fired into the skies at unseen targets while residents braced themselves for missile strikes."
ATTACK ON IRAQ: THE OVERVIEW; U.S. AND BRITISH JETS STRIKE AIR-DEFENSE CENTERS IN IRAQ
By JAMES DAO with STEVEN LEE MYERS
Published: February 17, 2001
"Mr. Bush and his aides described the raid as routine, saying the United States and Britain were simply responding to Iraqi provocations, as they have repeatedly in the last two years. Since Mr. Bush took office on Jan. 20, American and British jets have struck targets in the southern zone three other times, most recently on Tuesday. They also attacked one in the smaller zone over northern Iraq."
Iraq Was Being Bombed During 12 Years of Sanctions
US and Britain step up bombing of Iraq
By Kate Randall and Patrick Martin August 17, 2001
"US and British forces have conducted three air strikes against Iraq over the past week. On Tuesday US warplanes bombed a site near An Nasiriya in southern Iraq, about 170 miles southeast of Baghdad. The target was reportedly a radar site used to guide Iraqi missiles.
Four days earlier, on Friday, August 10, US and British warplanes attacked targets in southern Iraq in the biggest assault since last February. About 20 US and British jets and 30 support aircraft carried out the strike. Earlier in the week, on August 7, US planes bombed targets in northern Iraq."