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PILOTS SEE NO SIGNS IRAQ IS ATTACKING SHIITES

Allied pilots flying over southern Iraq have seen no signs that Saddam Hussein's forces are attacking civilians or that a Shiite Muslim rebellion has been crushed, a U.S. commander said Friday.

Meanwhile, Navy pilots took their first break in the 9-day-old allied enforcement of a "no-fly" zone over southern Iraq for routine maintenance of their planes. U.S. Air Force planes remained in the air.American, British and French planes began enforcing the air exclusion zone over southern Iraq below the 32nd parallel on Aug. 27 to afford some protection to the Shiites.