Skip to comments.Iraqi Army Soldiers Discover Large Cache with Iranian-Marked Weapons
Posted on 04/21/2008 4:22:50 PM PDT by SandRat
Soldiers from the 1st Iraqi Army discovered the cache during the search phase of Operation Charge of the Knights. The cache consisted of a large number of weaponry with Iranian markings.
The cache included a 240 mm high-explosive war-head and approximately 160 mortars. Some of which were less than 12 months old.
The cache also contained approximately 25 artillery shells, more than 20 complete improvised explosive devices, large quantities of IED components, several explosively formed projectiles and dozens of grenades and fuses. Also included was more than 20 blocks of plastic explosives, homemade anti-personnel mines packed with ball bearings, hundreds of meters of detonation cord, improvised rocket launching rails, and thousands of rounds of small-arms ammunition.
Operation Charge of the Knights is ongoing with the Iraqi Army working in conjunction with the Iraqi Police to maintain pressure on Special Groups and criminal elements by denying them sanctuaries and safe havens through Basra and Iraq.
“Operation Charge of the Knights has been an Iraqi planned and executed operation from the very start,” said Lt. Col. Neil Harper, deputy public affairs officer for Multi-National Corps - Iraq. “The Iraqi Army demonstrated their capability to protect the people of Basra against Special Groups and criminal elements that are ignoring the rule of law.
“The success in finding these large caches was also due in part by numerous tips from concerned local Iraqis. This is another great example of Iraqis dealing with their own issues, and they should be admired for their bravery,” Harper said.
(Multi-National Division - Southeast PAO)
Oh the US Government planted those /s/
God Bless our Troops!
Who woulda thunk it? /s
How about a B2 raid on the Iranian capitol?
Because China and Russia need Iranian oil.
And we’re not ready to go *there* yet.
Well, I don’t know if there are any ‘freedom fighters’ in Iran. But if there are any, they should tell the Chinese and the Russians that they’ll get a real good price on oil once the mullahs are gone.
Thanks for the ping Race.
I’m sure this will be all over the major networks tonight. /s
Is it just me or is all of this since the surge not clear evidence that the “tipping point” has, in fact, arrived?
Are those mortar shells or actual mortar tubes, or both? (My lack of military background is showing...)
But the Chinese need a break on oil prices, Russia needs further hikes. Hope Russia has a good store of wheat laid in.
Something for Ubama to discuss over cocktails and dinner with Ahmagonnastartajihad, eh?
That’s the way I’d view it.
Shells, many still in their individual shipping containers.
or Ayers and Pastor Wright.
This mindset has them believe that it is now their role to remove the USA as a world supper power by what they are doing in Iran. He they feel it worked in Afghanistan and the Soviet Union collapsed.....so sending arms to Iraq should bring the USA to its knees. Similarly, once the USA collapses into chaos, then Iran with its new nuclear weapons will along with China be one of the remaining super powers.
Personally, my hope is that with a world food crisis that Iran finds itself in a terrible battle to feed its people and keep its economy going. Some of the developing countries with natural resources are going to have to sell everything they can just to feed their people. I would like to see all of Iran's oil money have to go for food and then see what kind of economic crisis they find themselves in.
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