Task Force Baghdad patrol destroys weapons cache
TAJI, Iraq – Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division discovered a sizeable weapons cache while performing combat operations north of Baghdad Dec. 1.
Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment were conducting a cordon-and-search operation when they found the cache. The Task Force Baghdad troops unearthed five rocket-propelled grenade launchers and ammunition. They also found 22 mortar rounds, eight artillery shells ranging in size from 16 mm to 60 mm, seven rockets of varying sizes, a wire-guided anti-tank missile, 200 rounds of machine-gun ammunition and various bomb-making components.
The Soldiers secured the munitions and a military explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed them at the site.
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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