Saturday, March 18, 2006

Cache Found in Soccer Field

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division and 1-8 Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Task Force Band of Brothers cordoned off a large area suspected of insurgent activity. Two of the five locations searched produced results. At one of the two locations, four suspected insurgents were detained. At the second location, a nearby soccer field, a cache was discovered and the fifth suspected insurgent was detained. Photographer: 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team PAO 03/17/2006 Written by 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team PAO

BALAD, Iraq (March 17, 2006) - Five suspected insurgents were detained and a cache was discovered in a soccer field during a joint search operation, conducted in effort to decrease and interrupt insurgent activity.

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division and 1-8 Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Task Force Band of Brothers cordoned off a large area suspected of insurgent activity. Two of the five locations searched produced results. At one of the two locations, four suspected insurgents were detained. At the second location, a nearby soccer field, a cache was discovered and the fifth suspected insurgent was detained.

Stashed in the field was: one Soviet .50 cal rifle; one Soviet anti-aircraft gun; 1 AK 47; one PKC machine gun; four rocket propelled grenade launchers, six RPG rounds; 28 mortars, seven rockets, 100 pounds of C4 explosives; six hand grenades; two mines; and other IED making materials.

The five detainees were taken to a secured location for further questioning.

Mohammed at Iraq the Model also has some interesting questions and theories.
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