August 18, 2007

Task Force Dragon Takes Weapons and Explosives Off the Street

Task Force Dragon troops uncovered two large weapons caches in a southern portion of the Iraqi capital Aug. 16-17:

BAGHDAD — Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th “Dragon” Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, discovered the weapons cache while conducting a cordon and search operation in West Rashid Aug.

An explosive ordnance disposal team was called in to destroy the cache consisting of eight 120mm mortars, seven 130mm to 150mm projectiles wired together as improvised explosive devices, six 60mm mortar rounds and 10 rocket launcher platforms.

In the early morning hours of Aug. 16, “Black Lions” from Company B, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt., found another cache that included a 155mm round rigged as an improvised explosive device, 57 155mm rounds, 20 anti-tank mines, six pressure-plate IEDs, 1,000 pounds of homemade explosives and a DVD containing information for making a car bomb.

Good job guys, lets keep putting the pressure on and taking away the weapons and explosives the enemy uses to kill innocent civilians.

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