Monday, November 21, 2005

Weapons Caches Found By Iraqi, US Troops

CENTCOM reports large numbers of weapons discovered by patrols in and around Baghdad.

From a CENTCOM press release:
Baghdad, Iraq – Acting on tips from local residents, Iraqi Army Soldiers confiscated a large number of terrorist weapons and bomb-making materials Nov. 20 in west Baghdad.

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division discovered the weapons cache during a follow-up search of an area where an improvised explosive device was discovered and destroyed last week. A small contingent of U.S. Soldiers from D Company, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry assisted during the search.

The weapons were hidden in three vehicles in a parking lot. One vehicle appeared to be wired to be used as a vehicle-borne IED.

The Soldiers found nine rocket-propelled grenades, 10 AK-47 assault rifles with 23 magazines, 11 hand grenades, three RPK machine guns, three PKC machine guns, one homemade RPG, a sniper scope, one land mine, assorted small-arms ammunition, 400 PKC rounds, and two ski masks.
BAGHDAD, Iraq — More large weapons caches were discovered by 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division in south Baghdad.

Within 24 hours, the Soldiers of A Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment unearthed three weapons caches, the third of which was discovered Nov. 19.

Each cache was located in fields adjacent to roads that allow easy vehicle access for anti-Iraqi Forces to get the weapons and ammunition.

The third cache consisted of 7,000 RPK machine-gun rounds, 20 81-millimeter mortar rounds, seven aviation bomb shells, four rocket-propelled grenade rounds, three 155-millimeter artillery rounds and one 500-pound bomb.
I'm reprinting these stories on the off chance that our loyal, unbiased, non-partisan mainstream media completely ignore them.