Soldiers seize weapons cache, detain 4 terrorists
|Weapons and bomb-making materials are spread out on the ground for inventory after Soldiers from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Cavalry discovered a cache in a chicken coop behind a farmhouse in Abu Ghraib Nov. 27. (U.S. Army photo)|
Blackanthem.com, BAGHDAD, Iraq, November 28, 2005 12:35
A routine patrol yielded significant results Nov. 27 when Task Force Baghdad Soldiers
discovered terrorists’ weapons and bomb-making materials and detained four suspects in the Abu Ghraib district of west Baghdad.
Soldiers from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment were traveling through an area known for attacks with improvised explosive devices when they saw something suspicious in a chicken coop behind a farmhouse.
They discovered what first appeared to be unexploded ordnance buried in the ground but slightly exposed on the surface. Explosive experts were called in and they destroyed the ordnance, but the explosion uncovered a large supply of weapon systems.
This is the 29th cache discovered by B Troop since May.
The Soldiers found 19 rocket-propelled grenades, 16 82-millimeter mortar rounds, seven rifle grenades, six anti-tank mines, five rocket launchers, three rockets, three AK-47 assault rifles with 12 magazines, two hand grenades, two sniper rifles, two 130-millimeter artillery rounds, a pipe bomb, one mortar tube, one RPK rifle, a 9-millimeter pistol, one 50-caliber machine gun, 20 primers, 20 SKS magazines, and 10 pounds of various ammunition.
By 1/10th Mountain Division PAO
|Weapons and bomb-making materials are on display after Soldiers from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Cavalry discovered a cache in a chicken coop behind a farmhouse in Abu Ghraib Nov. 27. Four terrorists were detained in the operation. (U.S. Army photo)|
|Soldiers from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Cavalry search through the rubble of a chicken coop and discover a weapons cache Nov. 27. First, a small cache was found but when explosive experts destroyed the ordnance, the blast revealed an even larger stash of weapons. (U.S. Army photo)|