News: Task Force Baghdad engineers find big weapons cache
Staff Sgt. Kevin Bromley
3/1 AD PAO
TAJI, Iraq -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers searching near previous weapons cache sites unearthed a new cache containing rockets, mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and materials often used to make improvised explosive devices.
The 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division Soldiers continued to uncover munitions in the weapons cache discovered on the afternoon of Sept. 28. Since the 70th Engineer Battalion started excavating, they have unearthed more than 700 mortar rounds ranging from 60-millimeter to 120-millimeter, 700 rocket-propelled grenades, 100 rockets, and 51,000 rounds of anti-aircraft ammunition.
The Soldiers also found several mortar tubes, various explosives, small arms, homemade rocket launchers, wires and timing devices.
The Soldiers secured the site, about 30 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, and consolidated the caches for destruction. They continue to search the site in an ongoing effort to keep weapons out of terrorists" hands.