Monday, June 16, 2008

Good News from Iraq: 16 Jun 2008

From MNF-I, INPs, MND-B Soldiers confiscate weapons caches throughout Baghdad.

BAGHDAD – Iraqi National Policemen and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers seized weapons caches throughout Baghdad June14. Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), found four buried improvised explosive devices at approximately 7 a.m. in the Kadamiya district of Baghdad. At approximately 7:30 a.m., in the West Rashid district of Baghdad, Soldiers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division seized three rocket propelled grenades and 30 pounds of homemade explosive. Policemen with the 2nd Brigade, 1st National Police Division, seized 27 AK-47’s, three assault rifles, a Mauser rifle and a 60 mm tube with bipod north of Baghdad at approximately 7:30 a.m. In the New Baghdad district of Baghdad, at approximately 11 a.m., Soldiers with the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, found a weapons cache consisting of eight AK-47 magazines, an AK-47, a backup battery system, a rocket propelled grenade round, a grenade, an 82 mm mortar (encased in concrete) and body armor.