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Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone opens two new facilities at Balad

Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, commanding general of Multi-National-Division - North and 1st Armored Division, is interviewed by local Iraqi media during Iraqi-based Industrial Zone ribbon-cutting ceremonies held on Oct. 7, 2008, while at Joint Base Balad.



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This work, Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone opens two new facilities at Balad [Image 10 of 15], by SSG Les Newport, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.07.2008

Date Posted:10.11.2008 16:14

Photo ID:121488

VIRIN:081011-A-#####-001

Resolution:448x298

Size:128.74 KB

Location:BALAD, IQGlobe

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