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Iraqi Soldiers find weapons cache in Saydiyah during Operation Phantom Phoenix

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Saturday, 12 January 2008
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20080112-04
January 12, 2008

Iraqi Soldiers find weapons cache in Saydiyah during Operation Phantom Phoenix
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi Army, working with Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers, found a weapons cache during a combat patrol in southwest Baghdad Jan.8 as part of Operation Phantom Phoenix.

Iraqi Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division located a cache consisting of two 82mm mortars, a SVIP rocket, a 155mm rocket, a mortar tube, hunting rifle, 10-feet of wire and 44 mortars of various sizes, during a patrol in Saydiyah.

The munitions were taken to the unit’s headquarters for disposal.

Earlier that day, Concerned Local Citizens in Doura handed over eight 82mm mortar fuses to Soldiers of Company D 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division attached to Task Force Dragon.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel destroyed the fuses at a Coalition base.

“Finding these munitions takes them out of the hands of those who will try to hurt Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces,” said Maj. Kirk Luedeke, Task Force Dragon spokesman. “The ISF continue to prove they are dedicated to making their country a safe and stable place for its citizens.”

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