Thursday, January 18, 2007

Golden Dragons find large weapons cache near highway

2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) Public Affairs

YUSUFIYAH, Iraq — Iraqi and coalition forces found and seized a large weapons cache during a combat patrol just west of Yusufiyah, Iraq Jan. 15.
Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment “Golden Dragons,” 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and the 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division found the cache near a rural road along Mulla Fayad Highway during the operation.
The cache, which contained a variety of improvised explosive device making items and weapons included six 120mm mortar rounds, a directional charge, five rocket propelled grenade launchers, seven RPG charges, nine RPG rockets, 150 small metal cylinders filled with plastic explosives, 1000 7.62mm rounds, 200 ft. of detonation cord, seven hand grenade fuses, five hand grenade shells, five long-range antennae, 22 transformers, four cordless phones, two cordless phone base stations, two cell phones, 12 cell phone cases with assorted parts and 12 60mm mortar round casings.
The contents of the cache were found on the side of a road.
The explosive ordnance team was called to the site and the weapons were destroyed with a controlled detonation.

1 comment:

daniel said...

What a great find, guys. Such a large cashe of weapons. Your doing a great job. Keep it up, finding all the munitions you can to keep them out of the hands of the ones wanting to do you & us here at home harm.
My hat is off to you all, may God watch over you and bring you all home safe.
Sincerely,
proud army dad