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Coalition forces strike key target

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (AFPN) -- Coalition forces struck several key targets March 30 and 31 in an attempt to disrupt Iraqi military communications, degrade the Iraqi regime's ability to command and control military forces, and neutralize the threat from paramilitary forces.

Two coalition aircraft using precision-guided munitions aided by the Global Positioning System targeted a military cable repeater station March 31 at Bay Ji approximately 100 miles north of Baghdad.

On March 30, coalition aircraft used precision-guided munitions to target the Baghdad exchange communications site, located in the center of Baghdad. Coalition forces also targeted the ministry of information in downtown Baghdad with Tomahawk missiles.

The coalition also struck a gathering of paramilitary forces taking shelter in an unused prison in Ar Rutbah in western on March 30.

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