Strikes target Fedayeen, other regime operations
/ Published March 30, 2003
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (AFPN) -- Coalition airmen kept the heat on the Iraqi regime March 29 with precision strikes on Fedayeen, air-defense and command-and-control facilities.
Coalition aircraft bombed the main training facility of the Fedayeen paramilitary forces in eastern Baghdad. The Fedayeen in this area are in charge of security functions in eastern Baghdad, defense officials said.
Satellite-guided munitions were dropped on two surface-to-air missile complexes in eastern Baghdad; on command and control facilities at the Abu Garayb Presidential Palace; and on two facilities at the Karada Intelligence Complex.
The palace, located east of the Saddam International Airfield in western Baghdad, is one of the facilities used by the Hussein regime to command forces, officials said.
The Karada Intelligence Complex is located on the banks of the Tigris River in southern Baghdad. According to defense officials, it is one of the intelligence facilities used by the Hussein regime to direct military intelligence operations and to coordinate the oppression of internal opposition.