Monday, October 10, 2005

SAMs Discovered in Ramadi Weapons Cache

US Soldiers conducting a cordon and search in Ramadi found a large weapons cache that included Soviet-era surface-to-air missiles. From the CENTCOM press release:
CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, AR RAMADI, Iraq – For the third time in as many weeks, Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Marine Division discovered a significant weapons cache in Ramadi, Al Anbar’s provincial capital.

The unit was conducting a cordon and search operation, which began early morning on Oct. 9, in order to uncover suspected weapons caches at several garages and vacant buildings. Six suspected terrorists were detained.

The find included Soviet-made rockets and surface to air missiles, more than one hundred 120 mm mortar rounds, dozens of 81 mm and 60 mm mortar rounds, hand grenades, AK-47s and bomb-making materials. The contents of the cache will be destroyed.

Two additional caches were discovered in the Ramadi area within the past several weeks. One was located at a public soccer stadium and the other at an elementary school in the Malaab district.
In other news, from Baghdad:
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces acting on multiple intelligence sources raided a safe house suspected of harboring foreign terrorists on Oct 10.

During the raid, Coalition forces found four 120 mm rockets of a type often used to make improvised explosive devices and detained four individuals.

Coalition forces removed and destroyed the four rockets in a nearby open field.
I'm reprinting these stories on the off chance that our loyal, unbiased, non-partisan mainstream media completely ignore them.