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U.S. Soldiers Find Multiple Weapons Caches Near Baghdad

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2006 – Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers seized multiple weapons caches south of Baghdad yesterday and April 5.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, found a weapons cache using a metal detector yesterday.

The cache contained Sabo penetrators, boxes of .50-caliber ammunition and high-explosive artillery primers.

On April 5, soldiers from 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, discovered a weapons cache while on patrol. The cache consisted of 82 mm shells, 7.62 mm rounds, 82 mm mortar rounds, 60 mm mortar rounds and other munitions.

Soldiers from the unit also discovered a weapons cache on an inhabited island on the Euphrates River the same day.

It included fused 82 mm rounds, fused 120 mm rounds, mortar casings, fused rocket-propelled grenades, 50-gallon drums of unidentified white explosive powder, burlap bags of unidentified yellowish powder, a penetrator weapon and AK-47 assault rifle rounds.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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