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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 005-06
January 03, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Ayman A. Taha, 31, of Vienna, Va., died in Balad, Iraq, on Dec. 30, when he was preparing a munitions cache for demolition and the cache exploded.  Taha was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.