Iraqi, U.S. Forces Seize Weapons Stockpiles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2009 Iraqi and U.S. soldiers, Iraqi police and “Sons of Iraq” civilian security group members seized several weapons caches in Baghdad this week, military officials reported.
In operations yesterday:
-- Iraqi and U.S. soldiers, working on a tip, seized four 60 mm rockets and three warheads in Baghdad.
-- U.S. soldiers seized a 107 mm rocket, bomb-making materials and an assortment of small arms near Taji, north of Baghdad.
-- Iraqi security forces working with U.S. soldiers discovered a mortar round and roadside bomb in Baghdad's Rashid district.
-- Police in Baghdad’s Risalah community, working with U.S. soldiers, found a 60 mm mortar round while on patrol.
-- On a combined patrol with U.S. soldiers, police found a roadside bomb in Baghdad’s Saha neighborhood.
In earlier operations:
-- North of Baghdad on Jan. 7, Iraqi and U.S. soldiers found a cache that contained two 155 mm projectiles, a 107 mm rocket, 17 57 mm rockets, 12 60 mm mortars, two 60 mm mortar tubes, 12 rocket-propelled grenades, 8,000 rounds of small-arms ammunition, 12 blasting caps, a radio and 200 feet of detonation cord.
-- Sons of Iraq members seized 19 57 mm projectiles in Baghdad's Tarmiyah area Jan. 6 and transferred them to local police.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)