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January 13, 2004
Release Number: 04-01-29
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TASK FORCE "ALL-AMERICAN" DISCOVERS WEAPONS CACHES
RAMADI, Iraq - Task Force "All-American" troops discovered a substantial weapons cache northwest of Hit last night.
This cache consisted of 900 122-millimeter high-explosive rounds, five 155-millimeter rounds, five 152-millimeter rounds, 416 100-millimeter high-explosive anti-tank rounds, two 122-millimeter rockets, one 90-millimeter recoilless rifle round, 70 rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), 600 14.5-millimeter rounds, 6 cases of 23-millimeter ammunition, 800 TNT charges, 400 meters of electrical wire, passports, photo albums and various manuals written in both Arabic and Russian. Elements of the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) destroyed all munitions in place. The cache is the largest found in the Al Anbar province.
At 10:15 a.m. Jan. 12, elements of 3rd Squadron were conducting an area reconnaissance near Hit when they discovered an additional cache. Among old fighting positions, they discovered 314 RPGs and 93 RPG rocket boosters. The material appeared to have been recently buried and was in good condition. The patrol also found 40 155-millimeter rounds, 20 57-millimeter high-explosive rounds and 1,200 14.5-millimeter rounds nearby. The patrol removed the rounds for destruction.
At 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12, Task Force "All-American" soldiers discovered two additional weapons caches in Ar Ramadi. These caches consisted of 98 122-millimeter artillery rounds, which were also removed for destruction.
The removal of these munitions by Task Force "All-American" will aid in the efforts to secure and stabilize the Al Anbar province and Iraq as a whole.
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