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February 7, 2004
Release Number: 04-02-11


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


COMBINED FORCES COMMAND-AFGHANISTAN RELEASE

KABUL, Afghanistan -- In coordination with the Islamic Transitional Government of Afghanistan, Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan continues to train the Afghan National Army, provide civil affairs support, and disrupt, deny, and destroy terrorist and anti-ITGA forces in order to establish a stable and secure Afghanistan.

On Thursday, two weapons and ammunition caches were turned in to coalition forces in Konar province. This is another demonstration of the Afghans continuing rejection of violence.

In the last two days, Coalition forces have brought by helicopter two Afghan civilians from Asadabad for treatment at coalition medical facilities in Bagram. Evacuees included a one-year-old child with severe burns and a 12-year-old boy with a head and wrist injury.

On Thursday the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team traveled to the Haji Zair village and distributed approximately 150 pairs of shoes, numerous jackets, mittens and hats to the residents.

The coalition is happy to continue to assist in the Haj and congratulates the returning Hajis. So far, five flights have returned with 1627 Hajis.

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