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
February 16, 2004
Release Number: 04-02-31
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ICDC, TASK FORCE ALL AMERICAN SECURE AL ANBAR
AR RAMADI, Iraq - The Iraqi Civil Defense Corps forces conducted 15 independent patrols Monday while Task Force All American conducted 273 patrols, including 15 joint patrols, and executed one offensive operation.
Task Force All American had three contacts with the enemy since Sunday night -two complex attacks and one small arms fire attack while clearing three caches. The task force captured seven enemy personnel.
On Sunday, 5,024 people and 150 buses crossed back into Iraq at the Ar Ar Iraqi border checkpoint as they returned from the Hajj. To date, 29,698 people have returned from Saudi Arabia through this area and an estimated 1,000 additional pilgrims are waiting for transportation near Ar Ar in Saudi Arabia.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday in 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment's area of operations, soldiers conducted a cordon and search near Sadah, in the Al Qa'im region, to kill or capture Hassim Misyet and Abu Abdullah. Four enemy personnel, including the two primary targets, were captured.
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