FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070927-01
September 27, 2007
3rd IA Soldiers seize large cache
Multi-National Division – North PAO
TAL’AFAR, Iraq – Iraqi Army Soldiers discovered a significant cache while conducting security operations in western Nineveh province Sept. 24.
Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division found the cache in an abandoned house northwest of Tal’Afar while searching near Alo village.
Among the items found were more than 140 mortar rounds, nearly two dozen AK-47 assault rifles with dozens of loaded magazines, two SVD sniper rifles, 50 hand grenades and a ready-made improvised explosive device in a 5-gallon bucket. In addition to the munitions, four full IA uniforms, six tactical vests and four fake license plates were seized.
“This is the second significant cache discovered based on information provided by four enemy fighters who were captured on Sept. 20,” said Maj. Mufutau Taiwo, executive officer of the 1-9 Cavalry. “The IA soldiers out here are doing an exceptional job of finding and removing these large stockpiles of enemy weaponry before they can be used in attacks against the citizens of Nineveh and Iraqi and Coalition Forces.”
All of the weapons and equipment found were removed by the IA forces and transported back to their base for reallocation (rifles and ammunition) and destruction (mortar rounds and explosives).
-30-FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION – NORTH AT: TFLIGHTNING.PAO@US.ARMY.MIL