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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

May 13, 2005
Release Number: 05-05-18C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIER KILLED NEAR BAYJI

TIKRIT, Iraq -- One Task Force Liberty Soldier was killed and four wounded when a vehicle borne improvised explosive device detonated next to their combat patrol near Bayji at about 3:00 p.m. May 13. The wounded Soldiers were evacuated to a Coalition Forces medical treatment facility.

The name of the Soldier killed is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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