— 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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