Iraqi Army Soldiers and US Marines Clear Weapons Caches in Ramadi

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CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, AR RAMADI, Iraq – Iraqi Army soldiers from 1st and 2nd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (28th Infantry Division) discovered seven weapons caches and detained two insurgents during counterinsurgency operations.

These operations come on the heels of Operation Spider Web, in which the 3-1 IA cleared a key portion of Jazerra and established a permanent overwatch, in the form of a combat outpost and tactical strong points to provide security for the citizens of that area.

The weapons caches seized consisted of: multiple mortars and artillery rounds ranging from 105 mm-155 mm, mortar fuses, rockets, rocket propelled grenades, several kegs of gun powder, a Draganov sniper rifle, small arms rifles and ammunition, hand grenades, anti-personal mines, blasting caps and bomb-making equipment.

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More than 60 high explosive projectiles and 30 RPGs were destroyed by the 1st Iraqi Army Bomb Disposal Team and TF Panther Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

There were no damages to equipment and no injuries to local Iraqi citizens or Iraqi Army soldiers during the counter insurgent operations.

Operations, such as this one, are being conducted by Iraqi soldiers and US Marines and Soldiers every day throughout Al Anbar.

Source: USMC

Captain Jeffrey S. Pool is a US Marines Public Affairs Officer, spokesman, writer and photographer based in al Anbar province, Iraq.