News: Iraqi army discovers large weapon cache
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - Iraqi army soldiers discovered a large weapons cache on Nov. 10 near the town of Owesat in the Mahmudiyah Qada, southwest of Baghdad.
The 17th IA Div. soldiers discovered the weapons cache consisting of one 120-mm mortar round, five rocket-propelled grenades, six artillery rounds, 80 license plates, one box of DSHK ammunition, one 82-mm mortar round, 305 improvised explosive devices, 10 kilograms of gun powder, one 60-mm mortar base plate, four 60-mm mortars, 282 57-mm Russian projectiles, seven 82-mm mortars, 10 pounds of propellants and various other projectiles near Patrol Base Kemple.
Coalition forces responded with an explosive ordnance disposal unit, which moved the munitions to an alternate location for disposal.
"The great work by the 17th Iraqi army removed a large amount of explosives from the Mahmudiyah Qada that could have been used against the ISF and CF," said Lt. Col. Wayne Marotto, public affairs officer, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. "We will continue to work with our ISF partners to remove weapon caches from Iraq in order to make the country safe for its citizens."