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Release A051116b

Iraqi and Band of Brothers Soldiers seize weapons

Multi-National Force-Iraq

TIKRIT, Iraq – Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers found and disposed of four weapons caches and an IED Nov. 14 in north central Iraq with the help of several local citizens.

In the largest discovery of the day, Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 5th Division of the Iraqi Army seized 38 120mm mortar rounds and other military hardware near Baqubah after receiving a tip from an area resident.

A patrol from the 720th Military Police Battalion received assistance from several Iraqi children in Ad Dujayl. The children led the MPs to two caches of detonating fuses that were removed by an explosive ordnance disposal team.

A Balad citizen led a patrol from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team to an IED that had been assembled in a field, awaiting emplacement. The IED was made from two large mortar rounds.

Near Kirkuk, troops from the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team turned up 13 mortar rounds after receiving a lead from the Provisional Joint Coordination Cell.

Task Force Band of Brothers Soldiers also unearthed and disposed of two rocket-propelled grenade rounds, two hand grenades and 500 rounds of small-arms ammunition near Samarra.

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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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