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For Immediate Release
September 13, 2004

Iraqi Forces Uncover Huge Illegal Weapons Cache
Fact of the Day

The Iraqi Police and the Iraqi Intervention Force have uncovered hundreds of illegal weapons hidden in Muqtada al-Sadr's Najaf office. The cache - which included more than 10 mortar tubes, more than 145 mortar rounds, a dozen rockets, numerous anti-tank weapons, an anti-aircraft gun, automatic rifles, and explosives - was found Thursday in a secret hallway hidden behind a fake wall in al-Sadr's office. This kind of determination and resourcefulness shown by Iraqi security forces will ensure that democratic processes - not fear and brute force - reign supreme in the new Iraq.

SOURCE: Iraq's Prime Minister Allawi's Press Office