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17 surrender

Posted to Poetry and Politics
Wednesday, March 19, 2003 Posted: 3:43 PM EST (2043 GMT)

"...some Iraqi soldiers may have taken to heart the advice of an American military leaflet campaign as they surrendered Wednesday to U.S. forces

The 17 men are believed to be the first of their countrymen to give up -- a move the U.S. Air Force has been actively encouraging by showering the Iraqi landscape with more than 2 million leaflets in anticipation of a ground war.

Earlier, two New York Times correspondents embedded with the 3rd Infantry Division said 15 Iraqi border guards had crossed over the border into Kuwait and surrendered as some 20,000 American troops moved into the area."