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Baghdad Commander Fired Over Missile Errors -UK

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EXCLUSIVE: Blair Says No Surprises in Iraq
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March 29

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Saturday the commander of air defense forces in Baghdad had been replaced after Iraqi surface-to-air missiles, aimed at Western warplanes, had missed and fallen back on the Iraqi capital.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Tony Blair quoted intelligence reports for the information. U.S. and British officials have suggested stray Iraqi anti-aircraft missiles could have been to blame for explosions in Baghdad which killed scores of civilians this week. Iraq insists Western bombing is responsible.

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