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Fallujah-Ramadi Operations Update

Fallujah, Iraq
- Iraqi Security Forces and the I Marine Expeditionary Force continue to degrade and disrupt anti-Iraqi forces in the Fallujah-Ramadi area. I Marine Expeditionary Force employed U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force aviation assets to deliver precision munitions to destroy preplanned targets in Fallujah.

In the last 24 hours, I Marine Expeditionary Force conducted coordinated offensive operations in and around the Fallujah-Ramadi area. I MEF destroyed three barricaded fighting positions, and anti-aircraft weapon and a weapons cache.

At 3:30 a.m., Nov. 5, a U.S. Marine Corps aircraft, supporting a U.S. Marine Corps element, destroyed a preplanned target. They destroyed a building known to have anti-aircraft capabilities.

At 7:25 p.m., Nov. 5, a U.S. Marine Corps aircraft, supporting a Marine Corps element, used precision munitions to destroy a weapons cache.

At 11:30 p.m., Nov. 5, a U.S. Air Force aircraft, supporting a U.S. Marine Corps element, destroyed an anti-aircraft weapon. There were significant secondary explosions.

At 12:20 a.m., Nov. 6, a U.S. Air Force aircraft, supporting a U.S. Marine Corps element, destroyed three barricaded fighting positions.

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