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Coalition forces seized a weapons cache on April 3 in Garmsir District, Helmand province, during an operation targeting a Taliban insurgent associated with weapons facilitations operations. The items were destroyed to prevent their use by extremist forces and protect innocent civilians from inadvertent harm.

By Combined Joint Task Force – 82 Public Affairs Office

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Coalition forces disrupted Taliban weapons-facilitation operations on April 3 during an operation in Helmand province in which a number of weapons and improvised explosive device materials were seized.

Coalition forces conducted a search of compounds in the Garmsir District targeting a Taliban insurgent associated with weapons-facilitation operations including the procurement and smuggling of various types of small arms, munitions, fuses and explosives.

Coalition forces discovered multiple small-arms, rockets, rocket-propelled grenades, large caliber rounds and IED materials in what initially looked to be an abandoned compound. All items were destroyed on-site to protect innocent civilians from inadvertent harm as well as prevent the items' use by extremist forces.


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Date Taken:04.10.2008

Date Posted:04.10.2008 17:48

Location:BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGlobe

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