Friday, October 13, 2006

4-31 Soldiers discover more than 50 weapons caches

MND-B Soldiers discover more than 50 weapons caches

Maj. Webster Wright
2nd BCT PAO, 10th Mtn. Div.

BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers continue to find weapons caches for a fifth day as part of Operation Commando Hunter.
The Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, seized 12 caches Wednesday, bringing the total to 53 caches seized in the area near Yusufiyah, 20 miles to the southwest of Baghdad.
The 12 additional weapons caches consisted of two anti-aircraft guns, 35 60mm mortar rounds, two 500-pound aircraft bombs in shipping crates, 57 82mm mortar rounds, two Dragonov sniper rifle scopes, 200 Dragonov sniper rounds, two rocket-propelled grenade launchers, eight RPG rounds, two 60mm mortar tubes, a 120mm mortar tube, three 120mm mortar rounds, 42 home-made hand grenades and various bomb-making materials.
Commando Hunter is a 2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div.’s operation intended to deny the terrorists sanctuary near Yusufiyah, south of Baghdad.

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