Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Good News from Iraq: 28 May 2008

From MNF-I, IA Soldiers seize numerous weapons in Sadr City.

BAGHDAD – Iraqi Army Soldiers seized a number of weapons caches while conducting clearing operations in Sadr City during Operation Peace May 25.

IA Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st IA Division, searched several buildings and warehouses and discovered six explosively formed projectiles, 20 one-liter cans of TNT, 11 car engines filled with homemade explosives, three Russian anti-tank mines, an anti-tank round, five rocket-propelled grenades, four RPG launchers, seven RPG charges, and one RPG radar system. They also found a 60 mm mortar round, an 88 mm mortar round, 11 120 mm mortar rounds, a 100 mm artillery round, five 130 mm artillery rounds, three 155 mm artillery rounds, a Katusha rocket, four 30 mm anti-aircraft rounds, a blasting cap, two Glock 9 mm pistols and a flare pistol, 30 AK-47s, four rifles, a Russian Smirnov rifle, 51 loaded AK-47 magazines, and 1,152 7.62 rounds, as well as two detonators with batteries, four camcorder tapes, a binocular sight, a spool of wire, and a cell phone with a charger and battery.

IA Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 34th Brigade, 9th IA Div., seized four RPG launchers, four RPG warheads, seven RPG chargers, and a grenade.

“The Iraqi Army continues to be successful in their efforts to make Sadr City a safer place,” said Col. Allen Batschelet, chief of staff for MND-B and the 4th Infantry Division. “All weapons and munitions seized help make Baghdad a safer place.”