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May 19, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-46


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


COALITION FORCES RAID SUSPECTED FOREIGN FIGHTER SAFE HOUSE NEAR SYRIAN BORDER

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- At 3 a.m. May 19, Coalition forces conducted a military operation against a suspected foreign fighter safe house in the open desert, 85 km SW of Husaybah, and 25 km from the Syrian border.

During the operation, Coalition forces came under hostile fire and close air support was provided. Coalition forces on the ground recovered numerous weapons, 2 million Iraqi and Syrian dinar, foreign passports, and a SATCOM radio.

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