The Multi-National Forces - Iraq issued the following press release: Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division discovered a large weapons cache during combat operations south of Baghdad International Airport Nov. 4. Members of D Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment discovered the cache around 8 p.m.


The search revealed more weapons and munitions in a total of 18 different caches before concluding at 5 p.m. Nov. 5. Three terror suspects were detained for further questioning.

The weapons cache included 90 82-millimeter mortar shells, 40 hand grenades,22 rocket-propelled grenade rounds, eight RPG launchers, seven rockets, four155-millimeter artillery rounds, four 60-millimeter mortar systems, threeAK-47 assault rifles, two automatic grenade launchers, two mortar sights, two sacks of mortar propellant charges, two pipe bombs, one 120-millimetermortar round, one case of 7.62-millimeter ammunition, one improvised rocket launcher, 800 grams of TNT, 300 feet of detonation cord, bomb-making materiel, 25 ski masks, and four sets of body armor with protective plates.

An explosives ordnance disposal team later destroyed the cache through controlled detonation procedures.

Von: 7 November 2005 (US Fed News) Hindustan Times

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