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Release A051203d

Task Force Baghdad patrol destroys weapons cache

Multi-National Force-Iraq

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.

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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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