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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.

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

 



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