1999 News Story

Kingdom denies involvement in current strikes against Iraq

An official source at the Ministry of Defense and Aviation has categorically denied the report circulated yesterday evening, February 2, 1999, by certain news services quoting the Iraqi News Agency that Saudi pilots had participated in an air attack launched on a food distribution center in the governorate of Al-Najaf in the southern part of Iraq. This report is fabricated and baseless, and such a development could never take place in any form.