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Release A050618d

Soldiers discover large weapons cache

Multi-National Force-Iraq

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU , Iraq Soldiers of the 150th Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) recently discovered three weapons caches northeast of Yusafiyah , Iraq .

The Soldiers seized and destroyed 60 rocket rounds, 88 mortar rounds, 2 57mm improvised rocket launchers, 4 125mm artillery rounds, 100 projectile fuses, 21 rocket propelled grenades, a rocket propelled grenade launcher, 2 rifles, 2 blasting caps, 500 7.62mm rifle/light machine gun rounds, 400 12.7mm machine gun rounds, a 122mm rocket warhead, a 2.75mm rocket warhead, and a MILAN guided missile.

The 155th BCT is a U.S. Army unit assigned to the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


For more information, contact MAJ Erby Montgomery, public affairs officer, 155th Brigade Combat Team, at erby.montgomery@us.army.mil.


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