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January 25, 2004
Release Number: 04-01-61


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TASK FORCE "ALL AMERICAN" SEIZES BLACK MARKET FUEL

HIT, Iraq - Members of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, part of Task Force "All American" discovered a taxicab selling black market fuel in the city of Hit on Friday afternoon.

The driver of the vehicle fled as the patrol approached the taxi. The patrol confiscated the taxicab along with 250 gallons of black market fuel and turned them over to the local Iraqi Police.

Black market operations steal from the wealth and future of Iraq. Iraqi security forces and Task Force "All American" will continue to arrest black market operations, seize their goods and turn them over to the local authorities for the benefit of the Iraqi people.



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