Thursday, October 06, 2005

Large Number of Weapons Caches Seized In September

The American Forces Press Service reports that Iraqi and Coalition forces discovered 31 weapons caches during the month of September, the largest number since 54 were uncovered in May. This probably represents stockpiling of weapons and ammunition by the terrorist insurgency in preparation for attempts to disrupt the Iraqi constitutional referendum October 15. Many of the caches were reported by Iraqi citizens.

From the news release:
Coalition forces patrolling Baghdad's Radwiniyah district on Sept. 28 were approached by an Iraqi citizen who told the soldiers about a large weapons cache.

U.S. soldiers acting on a tip from another Iraqi citizen seized a weapons cache hidden in western Baghdad on Sept. 25. The soldiers, from Company B, 1st Battalion, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, collected 85 mortar rounds, 14 rockets, two artillery rounds, and three mortar tubes.

Another Iraqi tipster helped Iraqi army soldiers seize two terror suspects and an anti-Iraqi forces weapons cache during a Sept. 24 operation in Baghdad.

Iraqi police and U.S. soldiers patrolling the Mansour district of central Baghdad on Sept. 21 found a cache of weapons after coming under fire from terrorists hiding in a building. The Iraqis stormed the building and found 35 mortar rounds and rockets, one mortar tube, 27 rocket-propelled grenades, three roadside bombs, and five cell phones. Iraqi forces killed five terrorists during the firefight.

On Sept. 17, U.S. soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 48th Brigade Combat Team, patrolling in the Radwiniyah area of western Baghdad found one of the largest caches of the month after local citizens told them about a field of buried weapons.
I'm sharing these stories of operational successes in the War on Terror on the off-chance that our loyal, unbiased, non-partisan mainstream media completely ignore them, which is understandable now that there seems to be a breaking story about Britney Spears' used bra once again being available on E-Bay.