US jets under fire, says Iraq

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 September, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 September, 1996, 12:00am

Baghdad said yesterday it had fired surface-to-air missiles against United States warplanes policing the no-fly zones in Iraq, but failed to hit them.


'Iraqi air defence men have confronted the hostile aircraft by firing surface-to-air missiles,' a Defence Ministry spokesman said on state television. He did not say when attack took place.