Saturday, October 21, 2006

4-31 Soldiers discover more than 75 weapons caches

MND-B Soldiers discover more than 75 weapons caches

Staff Sgt. Angela McKinzie
2nd BCT PAO, 10th Mtn. Div.

BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers continue to find weapons caches for a seventh day as part of Operation Commando Hunter.
The Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, seized 21 caches Friday, bringing the total to 78 caches seized in the area near Yusufiyah, 20 miles southwest of Baghdad.
The 21 additional weapons caches consisted of three blocks of dynamite, 21 120mm mortar rounds, five 60mm mortar rounds, 80 7.62mm rounds, an AK-47 assault rifle, three rocket-propelled grenade launchers, five RPG rounds, an improvised rocket launcher, a Meals, Ready to Eat bag with explosive materials in it, 54 20mm anti-aircraft rounds, three 105mm artillery rounds, seven 82mm mortar rounds, an improvised-explosive device air compressor, a sniper rifle, four 82mm mortar tubes, a 14.5mm receiver barrel, 17 rigged and ready to use IEDs, an anti-aircraft gun 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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