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Soldiers uncover caches as part of Operation Powder River

Tikrit, Iraq
-- First Infantry Division Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, discovered a pair of separate caches near Ad Duluiyah on Jan. 16 as part of Operation Powder River.

A combat patrol from A Troop uncovered a cache of munitions which included two rocket propelled grenades, two pre-made improvised explosive devices, one SA-7 surface to air missile launcher, one mortar system and 200 mortars.

A second combat patrol from 1-4 Cavalry on a route-clearing mission discovered a cache containing 40 1,000-foot rolls of fuse wire and 500 pounds of dynamite. The caches were secured and transported to a Multi-National Force facility for destruction.


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