December 16, 1998

1998: Operation DESERT FOX/PHOENIX SCORPION IV. The US and Great Britain initiate the operation against Iraq after Iraq prevents UN weapons inspectors from continuing their work. In the 4-day operation, cruise missiles and aircraft strikes hit about 100 Iraqi weapons-production facilities. It was the largest air campaign against the Iraqis since DESERT STORM in 1991.

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