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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 103-95
March 02, 1995

PERRY THANKS U.S. AND ITALIAN FORCES IN SOMALIA OPERATION

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry released this statement today following the successful extraction of United Nations forces from Somalia.

"U.S. and Italian Marines completed the extraction of United Nations forces and their equipment from Somalia late this afternoon. The operation went smoothly and safely because of superb planning by the U.S., the coalition forces and the U.N. The Marines were well-trained and ready for this complex mission.

"I want to thank the U.S. forces and their commanders for a job well done."


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