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Captain Cristian Dan, PR officer of the 812th Infantry Battalion transmitted from Iraq:

US Major General Joseph F. Weber chief of Staff of the Multinational Force in Iraq together with Italian Brigade General Carmine De Pasquale chief of operations visited the ITCJTF Headquarters Monday, November 15, 04.

The two guests assisted in Garibaldi shooting field to the training of the “Hawks of Carpathians” 812 Infantry Battalion and “Desert Five” Italian group of forces. Participating to the fighting firings of the Romanian militaries, the US General wanted to test personally the Romanian armament and fired the AG 7 grenade launcher.

At the end of the visit General Weber declared he is impressed on the Romanians activity and “their professional activity in performing the missions generated a rigorous control of the state of security in the area of responsibility. The very good cooperation between the Battalion and the US forces is extremely important especially in ensuring the security of the key objectives. Basra-Baghdad highway is now much more secured and due mainly to the Romanian militaries because they are very well fulfilling the thrusted missions”.

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