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Soldiers Discover Weapons Caches in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2006 – U.S. soldiers discovered four weapons caches in separate operations throughout Iraq March 24 through today, military officials in Iraq reported.

  • Soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad's 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, discovered a large weapons cache while conducting a search today. The cache contained mortar rounds and fuses.
  • Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, found a weapons cache March 25 while conducting a patrol southeast of Iskandariyah. The cache consisted of hand grenades, grenade fuses, non-electric blasting caps, a partial timer, 122 mm artillery rounds, accelerant rods, artillery propellant, propaganda rounds filled with leaflets and ammo cans of unidentified content.
  • Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Multinational Division Baghdad, discovered two weapons caches while conducting a routine route reconnaissance patrol in southern Baghdad March 24. The caches consisted of various mortar rounds.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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