US bombs pound army sites


Washington - US F-15E warplanes dropped laser-guided 2,000lb "bunker-buster" bombs on a military command and control site in northern Iraq yesterday after they were targeted by anti-aircraft fire, the Pentagon said.

In a second incident in the no-fly zone of northern Iraq, other F-15s also attacked a multiple-launch rocket system near the city of Mosul with 500lb bombs. None of the aircraft, patrolling the zone from an air base in Incirlik, Turkey, was damaged in the incidents, a Pentagon spokesman said. It was the third consecutive day of attacks by US and British warplanes against no-fly zones in northern and southern Iraq.