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Operation Triple Play

Dec. 31, 2004 - Jan. 2, 2005

Task Force Baghdad soldiers as part of Operation Triple Play searched several houses for possible insurgents in the north Babil region south of Baghdad and detained 10 suspects. The unit discovered one of the largest weapons caches in months. The cache contained explosives and munitions, including 19 122 mm rounds, 52 60 mm rounds, 40 anti-personnel mines, 160 pounds of powdered explosive, 15 artillery propellant charges, an 82 mm round, 29 bags of artillery propellant, 11 rocket-propelled grenade warheads, 50 artillery fuses, 170 half-kilogram blocks of TNT, 24 gas canisters, 16 recoilless rifle rounds, four 55-gallon drums with explosives, and two rifle grenades.

The operation was successful in destroying what Army officials say was a safe heaven for insurgents in North Babil.



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