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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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February 21, 2004
Release Number: 04-02-39


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


4TH INFANTRY OPERATIONS FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS

TIKRIT, Iraq - Iraqi Police led soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division to a location northwest of Kirkuk that contained a large cache of mortar rounds, Feb. 19.

The cache was buried but there were signs that someone had been digging recently. Soldiers uncovered the cache and found 500 rounds of 120mm mortar. As the soldiers excavated the rounds they discovered a second cache that consisted of 2,000 rounds of 130 mm artillery. The site was secured and an explosive ordnance disposal team plans to destroy the munitions.

Four former regime extremists were captured Feb. 19 by soldiers from C Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment west of Balad. Three other men not specifically targeted were also captured.

Soldiers from B Company, 65th Engineer Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division discovered an ammunition cache consisting of 300 rounds of 57 mm anti-aircraft ammunition. The engineer soldiers destroyed the ammunition in place.

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