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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

May 6, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-11


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


COMBINED FORCES COMMAND AFGHANISTAN RELEASE

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 05, 2004 -- 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.

After Sunday's fuel tanker explosion at a gas station in the Aziz Abad Village near Herat, the Herat Provincial Reconstruction Team medical staff assisted in treating the burn patients and delivering basic trauma supplies to the Herat Hospital. In addition, the PRT purchased burn treatment supplies through local medical suppliers and delivered them to the hospital for immediate use on the remaining burn patients.

Monday, the Asadabad Civil Affairs team donated school supplies to the Qamchai School and to the Fatima Girl's School.

Also on Monday, the Parwan Civil Affairs team attended the ground breaking ceremony at Tokchi Village for the road bridge renovation project. They also helped Korakdana Village set up donated tents to be used as a temporary school until a permanent structure can be built. While at the school, the team also distributed 15 new bicycles donated to the village elders and teachers by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

Coalition forces provided Tezin villagers school supplies and clothing items on Monday also.

The same day, while on patrols near Tarin Kowt, coalition forces found three caches of weapons and munitions.

Yesterday, the Parwan Civil Affairs team delivered humanitarian aid to the Golbahar Orphanage.

Today, the Gardez Provincial Reconstruction Team will participate in an Afghan National Army recruiting center opening ceremony.

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