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February 3, 2004
Release Number: 04-02-04


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ICDC, TF "ALL AMERICAN" CREATE SAFE ENVIRONMENT IN AL ANBAR

AR RAMADI, Iraq - The 82nd Airborne and its subordinate units continued missions over the last day to bring peace and prosperity to the residents of the Al Anbar province.

During the last 24 hours TF "All American" conducted 248 patrols (including 10 joint patrols) and two offensive operations. Iraqi Civil Defense Corps forces also conducted 16 independent patrols.

TF "All American" discovered and disarmed five improvised explosive devices and captured four enemy personnel. At the Trebil border crossing, 60 personnel and 30 vehicles were denied entry because they lacked passports.

Last night in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment's area of operations, soldiers conducted a raid on two houses near Hit. The operation resulted in the capture of four enemy personnel. Troops discovered 100 155mm artillery rounds, 30 107mm rockets, 500 anti-tank mines, 500 anti-personnel mines and 10 50lb. bags of black powder.

ICDC and Task Force "All American" forces continue operations to root out enemy personnel and weapons that bring violence and instability to the Al Anbar province.

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