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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 139-97
March 27, 1997

U.S. EVACUATION OPERATIONS IN ALBANIA COMPLETED

The evacuation portion of Operation SILVER WAKE in Albania concluded today. A contingent of approximately 100 U.S. Marines will remain in Tirana, Albania, to provide security for the American Embassy and housing compound there until appropriate security arrangements can be reestablished in country.

Two U.S. Navy ships, USS Nashville and USS Ramage, currently are off shore to provide logistic and communications support for the Marines ashore.

During Operation SILVER WAKE nearly 900 citizens from the United States and other countries were evacuated by the U.S. task force.

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