Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Task Force Golden Dragon captures enemy weapons

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

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq – U.S. Soldiers discovered a weapons cache southwest of the Baghdad Airport Complex May 7.
Company D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) from Fort Drum, N.Y., discovered the cache at around 8:52 a.m. near Radwaniyah while conducting a search-and-attack mission in the area.
Found were 17 60mm mortar rounds, seven 82 mm mortar rounds, five 105 mm artillery rounds, four 120 mm artillery rounds, five 122 mm artillery rounds and 27 mortar fuses.
The rounds were configured for both indirect fire and for use as improvised explosive devises.
The cache was in close proximity to a historic IED site.
The owner of the property was detained and is being held for questioning.
The ordnance was destroyed in a series of two controlled detonations conducted by the explosive ordnance team.

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