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R.A.F. TO RAIN CONCRETE ON BAGHDAD

As if bunker busters, cluster bombs, and an array of precision-guided munitions weren't enough. Coalition forces are preparing to drop half-ton concrete blocks on Baghdad.These blue, bomb-shaped chunks would be used against Iraqi armor. The weapons don't explode, of course. But they are equipped with a laser-guidance system, so they're reasonably accurate. The hope is that the blocks can flatten tanks, without hurting civilians nearby.The American military has been using the weapons in Iraq for several years, as part of Operation Northern Watch -- the enforcement of the "no-fly zones." Royal Air Force Tornados may start plopping them on Saddam's tanks soon.

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