Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Iraqi Army, Commando Brigade find rockets, mortar tube

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

YUFUFIYAH, Iraq — Iraqi Army and Multi-National Division – Baghdad troops found a series of caches containing weapons and ammunition, two miles southwest of Yusufiyah, Iraq, March 4.
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd “Commando” Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) discovered the three weapons caches at approximately 11 a.m. while conducting security patrols.
The caches, hidden in blue air-tight buckets, buried and camouflaged, contained 22 rockets, 13 rocket-propelled grenade rounds, a 60mm mortar tube, 2 full drums of PKC medium machine gun ammunition and 12 rolls of detonation cord.
“This is another significant find in our area of operations,” said Maj. Web Wright, brigade spokesman and resident of Annapolis, Md. “We find lots of mortar rounds in this area, but finding the mortar tube is important because the tube is the only way to launch the rounds. Without the tube, the enemy loses a not just a weapon, but a capability.”

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