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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

June 30, 2003
Release Number: 03-06-102


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


SCORPION AND SIDEWINDER CONTINUE TO YIELD RESULTS

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A total of eight raids were conducted in the last 24 hours by the 4th Infantry Division. Operation Sidewinder resulted in 32 detained individuals and 10 AK-47s, two pistols and one mortar being confiscated. In one successful raid, the 4th ID detained a Ba'ath party colonel along with five other individuals. Eight million Iraqi Dinar and assorted weapons, including eight AK-47s, were also confiscated in the raid.

Meanwhile, as a part of Desert Scorpion in Baghdad, the 1st Armored Division detained 148 individuals and secured 247 sites by conducting raids, cordon and search operations, checkpoint operations, presence patrols and a river operation.

Coalition forces continued aggressive patrols throughout the country during the last 24 hours conducting 1,317 day patrols and 1,052 night patrols. They also jointly patrolled with the Iraqi Police, conducting 213 day patrols and 161 night patrols. The total patrols resulted in 319 arrests for various criminal activities including one each for murder and kidnapping.

For additional information contact:
CJTF-7 COALITION PRESS INFORMATION CENTER
914 360 5082/5089

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