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101st Uncovers More Weapons Caches in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

MOSUL, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2003 – Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) discovered four weapons caches Oct. 20.

In the first incident, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team discovered a cache of 26 60 mm mortar rounds southeast of Anzalla Pump Station.

Later that afternoon, soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment discovered 60 81 mm mortar rounds and 20 detonator fuses at Forward Operating Base Q-West.

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team discovered two caches about 10 kilometers south of Mosul. The first consisted of 86 60 mm rounds, and the second contained 50 60 mm rounds.

Also on Oct. 20, people from the Coalition of Iraqi National Unity turned in five rocket-propelled grenade launchers and two SA-7 surfaceto-air missiles.

All of the caches were secured and will be destroyed by explosive ordnance disposal soldiers. The discovery and destruction of weapons caches through out Iraq helps ensure the continued safety of coalition forces and the Iraqi people, 101st officials said.

(Courtesy of the 101st Airborne Division.)

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