Friday, September 30, 2005

Terrorist Recruiter Nabbed, Weapons Caches Found

The American Forces Press Service reports that Iraqi security forces working with Coalition personnel captured a suspected terrorist insurgent recruiter on September 29.

From the news release:
Troops from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Intervention Force, conducted a joint cordon-and-search operation with coalition troops and detained the individual at his residence. The suspect is being held for further questioning.
Task Force Baghdad soldiers on a dismounted patrol in the Radwiniyah area of the capital Sept. 28 received a tip from an Iraqi citizen leading to the discovery of a large weapons cache.

The cache included 175 sticks of dynamite, 109 grenades, 59 82 mm mortars, 53 122 mm artillery rounds, 46 anti-personnel mines, 28 rocket-propelled grenades, 24 122 mm mortar rounds, 23 fragmentation grenades, 20 blasting caps, six 107 mm rockets, two 7-foot rocket launchers, a 57 mm missile, a machine gun and 1,000 rounds, 20 pounds of TNT, a box of assorted fuses, and assorted ammunition.
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 48th Brigade Combat Team, have found nine weapons caches of significant size hidden in various locations since a shift in their area of responsibility less than a month ago.
Early on the morning of Sept. 29, U.S. forces working west of Baghdad found three Italian anti-tank mines primed with a blasting cap set on the side of the road.

Shortly afterward, artillery rounds were found in two different locations. Two 155 mm rounds were found on a major highway south of Baghdad. U.S. forces also found five 125 mm artillery rounds south of Baghdad.
I'm posting these stories on the off-chance that our loyal, unbiased, non-partisan mainstream media outlets choose to completely ignore them.