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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
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March 24, 2004
Release Number: 04-03-47


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


OPERATION IRON PROMISE DAY FIVE

BAGHDAD, Iraq -Task Force 1st Armored Division soldiers captured 12 individuals suspected of planning attacks on Coalition forces March 22, day five of Operation Iron Promise.

Iron Promise is a TF 1 AD operation targeting former regime elements and
other extremists who pose a threat to the Iraqi people and stand in the way of a new Iraq.

In addition, TF 1AD soldiers confiscated three AK-47s, 19 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, 50 blasting caps and four pistols. They also conducted 43 escort missions and 600 patrols, including 40 alongside Iraqi Defense Force partners.

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