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Task Force Baghdad engineers find big weapons cache

Multi-National Force-Iraq

TAJI, Iraq – Task Force Baghdad Soldiers searching near previous weapons cache sites unearthed a new cache containing rockets, mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and materials often used to make improvised explosive devices.

The 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division Soldiers continued to uncover munitions in the weapons cache discovered on the afternoon of Sept. 28.  Since the 70th Engineer Battalion started excavating, they have unearthed more than 700 mortar rounds ranging from 60mm to 120mm, 700 rocket-propelled grenades, 100 rockets, and 51,000 rounds of anti-aircraft ammunition.

The Soldiers also found several mortar tubes, various explosives, small arms, homemade rocket launchers, wires and timing devices.

The Soldiers secured the site, about 30 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, and consolidated the caches for destruction. They continue to search the site in an ongoing effort to keep weapons out of terrorists’ hands.

 

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THIS STORY HAS ACCOMPANYING PHOTOGRAPHS. TO RECEIVE THE PHOTOS: CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS PLANS AND OPERATIONS NCO, SGT. FIRST CLASS DAVID ABRAMS AT: DAVID.ABRAMS@ID3.ARMY.MIL.

 

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3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division Soldiers continue to uncover munitions in a large weapons cache discovered Sept. 28.  Since the 70th Engineer Battalion started excavating, they have unearthed munitions ranging from 60-mm to 120-mm, 700 rocket-propelled grenades, 100 rockets, and 51,000 rounds of anti-aircraft ammunition.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Bromley, 3/1 AD PAO)

 

Sgt. 1st Class William Shook removes a 122-millimeter rocket tube from a weapons cache.  Shook, a native of Kennewick, Wash., and other 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division Soldiers unburied the weapons in a large cache found Sept. 28.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Bromley, 3/1 AD PAO)

 

3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division Soldiers continue to uncover munitions in a large weapons cache discovered Sept. 28.  The weapons cache was uncovered by Company C, 70th Engineer Battalion after they searched a truck that matched a vehicle used in previous attacks.  The 70th Engineer Bn. is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 3 with 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Bromley, 3/1 AD PAO)

 

3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division Soldiers continue to uncover munitions in a large weapons cache discovered Sept. 28.  Since the 70th Engineer Battalion started excavating, they have unearthed more than 700 mortar rounds, 700 rocket-propelled grenades, 100 rockets, and 51,000 rounds of anti-aircraft ammunition. The Soldiers also found several mortar tubes, various explosives, small arms, homemade rocket launchers, wires and timing devices.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Bromley, 3/1 AD PAO)

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS PLANS AND OPERATIONS NCO, SGT. FIRST CLASS DAVID ABRAMS AT: DAVID.ABRAMS@ID3.ARMY.MIL.



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