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May 24, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-50


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OPERATION DISARM TAKES WEAPONS OFF BAGHDAD STREETS

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Baghdad residents turned in more than 100 armaments to Iraqi police at the Al Duara police station as part of the 1st Cavalry Division's Operation Disarm program May 19.

The program uses funds earmarked for tips leading to the capture of insurgents or illegal weapons and offers up to $500 per weapon, depending on type. Included in the final tally were more than 80 AK-47 rifles, mortars, mines and grenades.

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