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3/2 soldiers find weapons caches

Post by Scott Fontaine on Sep. 28, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
September 28, 2009 1:58 pm

The troops of 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division found three weapons caches last week.

Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment and Iraqi security forces discovered the weapons during joint reconnaissance missions near Al Byaa in Diyala province last week, according to a press release.

The caches included 108 mortar fuses, six mortat boosters, an 82mm mortar body, a 62mm mortar body, a rocket-propelled grenade booster, an explosive charge with blasting cap and initiator, a mortar sight, a DShK round, an M-67 hand grenade and an oxygen tank.

“The discovery of these caches prevented violence in Diyala province,” brigade spokeswoman Lt. Jennifer Palmeri. “The ISF and U.S. Forces partnership continues to refine the skills and tactics of the Iraqis to enable them to provide lasting security for the population.”

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