Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Good News from Iraq: 20 Aug 2008

From MNF-I, ISF discovers munitions cache in Rashid.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Policemen from the Iraqi National Police discovered a munitions cache Aug. 19 in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad.

At approximately 12:45 a.m. policemen from 1st Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd NP Division, discovered seven 107 mm rockets, three 107 mm mortar rounds, 17 90 mm mortar rounds, 13 60 mm mortar rounds, six anti-armor grenades, one anti-personnel rocket propelled grenade, one homemade bomb, 100 explosive fuses, approximately 200 rounds of ammunition, and a two-way radio charger in the Risalah community.

The NPs turned all munitions over to Soldiers from Company C, 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, which is attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad at a combat outpost for proper disposal.

“The 1st ‘Raider’ Brigade and ISF interact daily with the Iraqi citizens of the Rashid district,” said Maj. Dave Olson, 1st BCT Spokesman, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B. “The Raider Brigade with our ISF partners continues to provide a safe and secure environment for the people of Iraq. We are in the process of assuming tactical over watch as some of the ISF units assume the lead in southern Baghdad.”