Saturday, December 29, 2007

Good News from Iraq: 29 Dec 2007

From MNF-I, National Police Deliver Weapons Cache to U.S. Soldiers.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Iraqi National Police (INP) responded to a tip that resulted in the seizure of a large cache of munitions near the city of Tameem, Dec. 25. The cache consisted of 20 projectile fuses, 10 60 mm mortars, eight 122 mm artillery shells, eight 82 mm mortars and other unidentifiable explosives.

The INP delivered the cache to a location in Jisr Diyala to elements of 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, along with explosive ordnance disposal specialists from the 789th Ordnance Company, from Fort Benning, Ga. The explosive ordnance disposal unit assessed the cached items as being severely degraded but could have been used to construct improvised explosive devices.

The 3-1 Cav. Regt., and 789th Ordnance Co. (EOD), are assigned to the 3rd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga., and has been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom since March.