Saturday, July 15, 2006

MARINES DISCOVER WEAPONS CACHE NEAR FALLUJAH
Release Date: 7/14/2006



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FALLUJAH, Iraq – Marines with Regimental Combat Team 5 discovered a large cache of hidden munitions near Fallujah today.
Marines were conducting operations on one of the main highways outside the city. While searching a small commercial truck, a Marine became suspicious after he spotted what appeared to be hidden mortar rounds.
Upon further search of the vehicle, the following items were discovered:
(10) rocket propelled grenade launchers
(3) RPG warheads
(159) 81 mm mortar rounds
(23) sticks of RPG propellant
(128) sticks of 400 grams of TNT
(3) sets of body armor
(35) cases of 500 RPK machine gun rounds
(2) cans of .30 caliber anti-personnel rounds
(1) tank thermal night sight
(36) blasting caps
(6) RPG sights
(1) periscope
(1) pair of binoculars
(2) 122 mm mortar rounds
(37) anti-personnel mines
(2) anti-tank mines
(23) 23 mm high-explosive rounds
(15) cases of 50 7.62 mm machine gun rounds
Several hundred loose machine guns rounds of various size
(1) head mount of night vision goggles
Two suspected insurgents inside the vehicle were detained. All of the ordnance was collected for later disposal.
Regimental Combat Team 5, partnered with Iraqi Security Force units, is currently conducting counter-insurgency and security operations in the greater Fallujah area.
-USMC-

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