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Fallujah-Ramadi Area Operations Update

Fallujah, Iraq
- Iraqi Security Forces and I Marine Expeditionary Force-Multi-National Forces-West continue to degrade and disrupt anti-Iraqi forces in the Fallujah-Ramadi area, employing US Air Force aviation assets to deliver precision munitions to destroy preplanned targets in southern Fallujah.
In the last 12 hours, Multi-National Forces-West conducted coordinated offensive operations in and around the Fallujah-Ramadi area. The I Marine Expeditionary Force destroyed several barricaded fighting positions.

At 12:20 a.m. Nov. 4, a U.S. Air Force aircraft, supporting a U.S. Marine Corps element, struck a preplanned target with precision weapons, striking known anti-Iraqi barricaded fighting positions in the northeastern part of the city.

At 12:50 a.m. Nov. 4, US Air Force aircraft, supporting a U.S. Marine Corps element, destroyed several known fighting barricaded positions, which were also preplanned. The mission occurred in the southeast.

In four days, since Nov. 1, Multi-National Forces-West recovered and destroyed 129 mortars, 39 artillery shells, 37 Rocket-Propelled Grenades, 12 rockets, seven mines, 126 detonators, 350 electronic timers, 16 blasting caps, three sticks of dynamite and more than a thousand rounds of ammunition.

Release #041104a

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