Saturday, April 21, 2007

Golden Dragons Discover Cache Site, VBIED Production Site

2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) Public Affairs
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

RUSHDI MULLAH, Iraq – Coalition forces detained three suspected terrorist, discovered three caches and seized a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device production site here March 28.
Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) participated in an operation intended to deny terrorist safe haven in the “Golden Dragon’s” area of operations.
The operation, which consisted of air-assault and river phases, proved to be successful when elements of 2-14 Inf. discovered a house that had a false wall. Behind the false wall was a large weapons cache.
In the cache were seven RPK medium machine guns, 10 AK-47s, 30 empty AK-47 magazines, 11 full AK-47 magazines, a semi-automatic rifle, 300 9mm rounds, three full and three empty G3 assault rifle magazines, 1,000 7.62mm rounds, 200 linked unknown rounds, 12.7mm caliber brass, an expended 155mm artillery canister, two .308 bolt action rifles, a mortar fuse and a U.S.-made submachine gun.
The two other caches that were discovered consisted of and IED trigger, eight AK-47 magazines, a bayonet, 100 AK-47 rounds, two full AK-47 magazines and a mortar sighting system.
Also, during the operation a VBIED production site was discovered in the same area. Three vehicles and miscellaneous parts were found that were in the process of being modified to be used as VBIEDs.
Three suspected terrorists were detained during the operation.
The contents of the cache and the VBIEDs were destroyed during a controlled detonation conducted by the explosive ordnance disposal team.
The detainees were held for further questioning.

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