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January 4, 2005
Release Number: 05-01-20


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ATTACK ON POLICE STATION RESULTS IN SIXTH DEFEAT FOR INSURGENTS

MOSUL, IRAQ (January 4, 2005) - Iraqi Security Forces decisively defeated another attack by anti-Iraqi insurgents as they attempted to seize a police station in southeast Mosul yesterday.

An Iraqi Police station in southeast Mosul came under attack by small arms fire during a coordinated effort by insurgent fighters to overrun the station. The Iraqi Police successfully repelled the attack on the station forcing the insurgents to flee and denying them access to the station.

This is the sixth attack on the southeast station this week. Each attack has resulted in a defeat for the insurgents and a victory for the Iraqi Security forces. This is the thirteenth time since November 10 where insurgents have tried but failed to overrun police stations in Mosul.

Since November 10, no police stations have fallen into the hands of insurgent fighters.

Multi-National Forces from Task Force Olympia continue to work together with members of the Iraqi Security Forces, leaders and citizens of Iraq to make it a safe, prosperous, and democratic nation.

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