Sunday, February 25, 2007

Commandos and Baghdad Eagles find anti-aircraft weapon in cache

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

MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq — Coalition forces found and seized an anti-aircraft heavy machine gun and ammunition southwest of Mahmudiyah, Iraq Feb. 19.
Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and the 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division discovered the cache just 20 miles southwest of Baghdad during a combat patrol.
The cache consisted of a large ZPU-1 weapon, 20 30mm rounds, a tripod and three spare barrels.
The weapon was in firing condition and in configuration to be used in the near future.
The cache was destroyed during a controlled detonation conducted by the Explosive Ordnance Team.
The ZPU-1 was evacuated to Patrol Base Mahmudiyah.

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