Monday, March 26, 2007

Wolverine troops discover cache of weapons

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

MUSHADAH, Iraq — A cache of weapons was found by Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers near here March 22.
Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment “Wolverines” of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) discovered the cache in an area known as the “mixing bowl” due to its position at the junctures of three major highways.
The cache contained a wooden crate and two ammunition cans full of AK-47 ammunition, 100 blasting caps, eight rocket-propelled grenade rounds, a dozen 122mm mortar rounds, 46 60mm mortar rounds, six fuse tips, two mortar tailfins, a barrel for an RPK machine gun, 200 primers, two burlap bags each containing 50 mortar charges, and two M6 mortar fuse tips.
“Discovery of caches like this impedes the terrorists’ ability to harm coalition forces and Iraqi civilians,” said Maj. Web Wright, a spokesman for the 2nd BCT. “Indirect fire by terrorist forces often injures innocent Iraqis. The Soldiers’ vigilance in finding caches like this protects not only themselves, but the Iraqis as well.”
The cache was destroyed by an explosive ordnance disposal team.

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