U.S. forces seize several weapons caches
CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Iraq - U.S. Marines and soldiers from the 1st
Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force detained 26
insurgents and seized several weapons caches during operations
throughout Al Anbar province during the last 24 hours.
The following munitions were seized and subsequently destroyed:
(2) AK-47 assault rifles
(2) Machine guns (various types)
More than 500 small arms rounds
(1) 60 mm mortar round
(4) 130 mm mortar rounds
(2) Hand grenades
(2) Land mines
Insurgent propaganda and materials to make improvised-explosive
devices were also found in the cache and destroyed.
The seizure and subsequent destruction of the weapons caches reduces
anti-Iraqi forces' ability to launch attacks against Iraqi and U.S.
forces and Iraqi citizens.
For more information, please contact 1st Lt. Nathan Braden, public
affairs officer, 1st Marine Division, at firstname.lastname@example.org