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CENTCOMNEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
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November 19, 2005
Release Number: 05-11-33C




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TASK FORCE TIKRIT SOLDIERS KILLED IN IED ATTACKS

TIKRIT, Iraq – Five Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division were killed in action, and five were wounded, Nov. 19 in two separate improvised explosive device attacks on U.S. patrols in the vicinity of Bayji.

Three of the injured were transported to nearby military medical facilities, and two were treated and returned to duty.

The names of the deceased are being withheld pending next of kin notification.



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