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Air Strike Hits Zarqawi Terrorist Meeting Site

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2004 – Multinational Force Iraq conducted a successful precision air strike on a confirmed Abu Musab Al Zarqawi terrorist meeting site in Fallujah just before dawn today, according to a Multinational Forces Iraq news release.

Intelligence sources reported the presence of several key Zarqawi operatives responsible for numerous terrorist attacks against Iraqi civilians, Iraqi security forces and multinational forces, the release said. Reports also indicated that only Zarqawi operatives and associates were at the meeting location at the time of the strike.

Based on analysis of these reports, the release said, Iraqi security forces and multinational forces effectively and accurately targeted these terrorists while protecting the lives of innocent civilians.

This strike further erodes the capability of the Zarqawi network and increases safety and security throughout Iraq.

Multinational Force Iraq continues to make every effort to protect the civilians and minimize collateral effects while ridding Fallujah and Iraq of foreign fighters and terrorists, officials said in the release.

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