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Soldiers continue to uncover munitions in a large weapons cache Staff Sgt. Kevin Bromley

3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division Soldiers continue to uncover munitions in a large 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 60mm to 120mm, over 700 rocket-propelled grenades, more than 100 rockets, and 51,000 rounds 14.5mm of anti-aircraft ammunition. The Soldiers also found several mortar tubes, various explosives, small arms, homemade rocket launchers, wires and timing devices. The weapons cache was uncovered by 2nd Platoon, C Company 70th Engineer Battalion after they searched a truck that matched a vehicle used in previous attacks. The 70th Engineer Bn. is deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 3 with 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. (Photo by: Staff Sgt. Kevin Bromley, 100th MPAD, 3rd Brigade, 1st

Staff Sgt. Kevin Bromley
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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.


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Date Taken:10.06.2005

Date Posted:10.06.2005 13:23

Location:TAJI, IQGlobe

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