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BAGHDAD U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets dropped two 500-pound bombs, destroying an al-Qaeda in Iraq safe house used to make and store improvised explosive devices near Busayefi Jan. 6.
After the structure was destroyed, a site survey was conducted by Multi-National Division Center Soldiers and IED-making materials were found.
The remnants of the IED-making materials found in the rubble included one 122 mm projectile, one 120 mm mortar round, three 57 mm projectile rounds primed with detonation cord, 50 DSHKA large-caliber machine gun rounds, three spools of copper wire, two crush wire strips, 30 meters of command wire, three bundles of detonation cord and a video camera.
On the morning of Jan. 6, a structure rigged with explosives was reported to Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, currently attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Inf. Div.
An air strike by a U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet destroyed the structure with a 500-pound GBU-38 bomb.
Later the same day, an air weapons team from the Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Inf. Div., observed a group of haystacks with an opening leading to an underground tunnel used by extremists.
The helicopters destroyed the tunnel, making the tunnel system inoperable.
During operations Jan. 5, multiple weapons caches and improvised explosive devices were found by Coalition Forces and Concerned Local Citizens.
In southern Arab Jabour, CLCs found an IED comprised of 20 pounds of homemade explosives and turned it over to Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 3rd Inf. Div.
Two IEDs were found near Hawr Rajab by a route clearance team from 6-8th Cav. Regt.
One IED was rigged to be detonated with a pressure plate and the other IED consisted of a stick of dynamite and a pressure plate.
A weapons cache was found in Arab Jabour consisting of one 57 mm projectile, one blasting cap and 21 fuses. CLCs turned over the cache to Company D, 1-30th Inf. Regt.
Company B, 1-30th Inf. Regt. also found a pressure plate IED during a combat patrol.
All munitions found during the day were destroyed by an explosive ordnance disposal team in controlled detonations.