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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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May 13, 2005
Release Number: 05-05-16


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIERS LED TO SUSPECTED VBIED WEAPONS CACHE

TIKRIT, Iraq – A walk-in tip from an Iraqi citizen led Task Force Liberty Soldiers to a munitions cache and to the discovery of a suspected vehicle borne improvised explosive device cache near Samarra at about 6:00 a.m. May 12.

The total munitions and car bomb components seized from the locations consisted of approximately 1,500 small-arms rounds, approximately 90 artillery projectiles, more than 80 mortar rounds, 2 SA 3 booster sections, 125 half-pound blocks of TNT, 400 pounds of PE-4 explosives, 13 anti-tank landmines, 50 electrical blasting caps, firing wire, more than 300 fuses, 8 rockets, 128 RPGs, 7 RPG launchers, 10 RPG propellant charges, 75 hand grenade detonators and various other bomb making materials.

Task Force Liberty explosive ordnance disposal personnel destroyed both caches.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE CONTACT 42ND INFANTRY DIVISION PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT: Fortysecond.id.pao@us.army.mil

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