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January 11, 2004
Release Number: 04-01-22


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TF "ALL-AMERICAN" UNCOVERS CACHE WITH LOCAL HELP

RAMADI, Iraq - Task Force "All-American" soldiers discovered a large weapons cache with the help of a local Iraqi civilian at approximately 9 p.m. Jan. 9.

The man led them to a house in Ramadi where the following were found: 33 anti-tank and 16 anti-personnel RPG rounds, three RPG launchers, one crate of RPG propellant, 13 hand grenades, 40 fuses, a large quantity of small arms ammunition, one 82-millimeter mortar round, one 82-millimeter mortar tube with bipod and base plate, manuals to fire mortars, one empty light anti-tank weapon, thermal sites, 6,600 grams of TNT, 3,200 grams of plastic explosives, one .30 caliber machine gun, one 14.5-millimeter machine gun, one 37-millimeter anti-aircraft gun, one G3 machine gun, various machine gun parts, two complete SA-7 surface-to-air shoulder-fired missiles, 40 electronic blasting caps, 16 remote IEDs, six radio-controlled detonation devices, four emergency locator/transmitters, 349,000 New Iraqi Dinar and pro-Mujahadeen materials.

The soldiers of Task Force "All-American" continue to provide a safe and secure environment for the people of the Al Anbar province. The information provided by the Iraqi civilians has been crucial in aiding Task Force "All-American" soldiers in their efforts to find former regime elements and hostile groups while building a stable future for Iraq.

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