Skip to comments.IPs, MND-B Soldiers discover, destroy large weapons cache
Posted on 05/18/2006 3:58:32 PM PDT by SandRat
BAGHDAD (Army News Service, May 16, 2006) The 506th Regimental Combat Team discovered a huge weapons cache today in the New Baghdad neighborhood of eastern Baghdad.
During Operation Roll tide, a combined effort between elements from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade Iraqi National Police, and Soldiers from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, uncovered a huge weapons cache of land mines, rockets, explosives and documents.
In one home the unit found more than 140 mines, 58 blocks of C4 explosives, 18 rockets and almost 40 mortars, as well as manuals and equipment to convert these munitions into deadly improvised-explosive devices.
Operation Roll Tide was partially in response to anti-Iraqi forces attacking Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah with rockets. An intelligence-based operation which stressed combined planning and execution with Iraqi Security Forces, Operation Roll Tide focused on countering AIF indirect fire capabilities.
During the collection of intelligence, 3-67 Armor found information which led them to an area where the cache was found.
The Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, and members of the 519th Military Police also participated in the operation.
What we do is sensitive site exploitation, said Spc. Randi Lee May, a nuclear, biological and chemical specialist with the BSTB. We come out here to help pick up evidence. Were on what they call on-call status. If they cant handle it on their own, then we come out, May, of Fishersville, Va., said.
The cache was destroyed by an explosive ordinance disposal team.
(Editors note: Pfc. Paul David Ondik writes for the 506th Infantry Regiment Public Affairs Office.)
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