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September 16, 2004
Release Number: 04-09-49


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


'OPERATION HURRICANE' SWEEPS THROUGH RAMADI

CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Iraq - Multi-National Force-Iraq began clearing operations to discover and remove illegal weapons and ammunition caches and to disrupt the Daham terrorist network in Ramadi Sept. 16.

"Operation Hurricane" began at 3 a.m. and involved Soldiers and Marines from Brigade Combat Team 2. The Daham terrorist network has ties to al-Zarqawi and is responsible for several attacks against Multi-National forces and Iraqi civilians in the Al Anbar Province.

"Operation Hurricane" was performed under the laws of the Iraqi Interim Government, and every effort was made to minimize collateral damage and protect innocent civilians.

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