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Civilian Trucks Attacked by AIF

Tikrit, Iraq
-- Three civilian trucks were damaged and the drivers report that one of the drivers is missing after Anti-Iraqi forces attacked their vehicles with rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire northeast of Baqubah on Jan. 16. A 1st Infantry Division Patrol from 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, responded to secure the site.

The trucks were carrying military equipment to a base from the Turkish border when attacked. Two of the trucks were destroyed and one sustained minor damage.

The damaged vehicles are being recovered to Multi-National Force facilities.

Release #050117h

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