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Pentagon Adds Leaflets to Bombs

October 15, 2001

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ American warplanes launched daylight and nighttime attacks over Afghanistan Monday and the Pentagon said it began dropping leaflets to assure Afghans that the bombing is aimed at ridding their country of terrorists.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said the leaflets dropped Sunday were the first since bombing began Oct. 7, and that the drops are coordinated with aerial broadcasts of messages to the Afghan people.

``We’re working to make clear to the Afghan people that we support them and we want to help free their nation from the grip of the Taliban and their foreign terrorist allies,″ Rumsfeld told a Pentagon news conference.

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