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    Iraqi Army discovers large weapon cache

    Iraqi Army discovers large weapon cache

    Courtesy Photo | Part of the large weapons cache discovered by 17th Iraqi army soldiers near the town...... read more read more



    Courtesy Story

    Multi-National Division-Central

    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 BCT, 1st Armd. Div. "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."



    Date Taken: 11.13.2008
    Date Posted: 11.13.2008 23:21
    Story ID: 26313
    Location: BAGHDAD, IQ 

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