Monday, March 12, 2007

‘Wolverine’ Squadron finds two IED caches

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

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq — Coalition Soldiers discovered two caches of improvised explosive devise ordnance and materials within their area of operations southwest of Baghdad, March 11.
Troop C, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment ‘Wolverines”, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) discovered a cache while on a security patrol in the village of Kuresh, two kilometers to the north of Route Tampa, the major highway leading into Baghdad.
Included in the cache were 11 57mm anti-aircraft rounds, three rocket propelled grenade projectiles, a 122mm artillery round, five 120mm artillery rounds, three 60mm mortar rounds, two 81mm mortar rounds and a 105mm artillery round.
In another event, Troop A, 1-89 Cav. discovered a cache of IED-triggering devices including detonation cord, two blasting caps, two hand-held radios, six washing machine timers and assorted wires and batteries near the village of Radwaniyah, southwest of the Baghdad International Airport.
Both caches were disposed of by explosive ordnance detachments.

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