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Operation Comanche Swarm II uncovers cache

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Wednesday, 05 September 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070904-04
September 4, 2007

Operation Comanche Swarm II uncovers cache
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER – Acting on tips from concerned citizens, scouts from Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, detained three people and seized a large cache east of Baghdad Sept. 2.

The 789th Explosive Ordnance Company, from Fort Benning, Ga., currently attached to 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, destroyed eight rocket propelled grenades, six 82mm mortars, two fragmentary grenades, 21 mortar fuses, a 5-gallon fuel can filled with an unknown explosive, 20 detonating cords, two blasting caps and three rocket propelled grenade launchers.

Two AK-47 assault rifles, seven magazines and improvised explosive device-making materials were confiscated.

Third Squadron, 1st Cav. Regt., is a part of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, stationed in Fort Benning, Ga.

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FOR QUERIES, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION – CENTER PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT MND-CENTER_PAO@IRAQ.CENTCOM.MIL OR BY PHONE AT DSN 318-822-7482 OR COMMERCIAL 912-767-4114.



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