28 April 2007
US, Iraqi raid in Mahmudiyah nets Iranian-marked rockets
From Camp Victory

Saturday, 28 April 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342
ELEASE No. 20070428-13April 28, 2007
US, Iraqi raid in Mahmudiyah nets
Iranian-marked rockets, mortars
Multi-National Division – Center PAO
Mahmudiyah, Iraq – A U.S. and Iraqi
raid in a Mahmudiyah apartment complexdetained eight suspected extremists and
discovered three caches containingmortar systems, rockets and ammunition April
Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and the
2ndBattalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th
Mountain Division, from Fort Drum, N.Y., discovered the caches at about 6:30p.m.
local time.
Coalition forces have found many weapons caches in the
Mahmudiyaharea, but most rocket and mortar rounds found there have been
deteriorated andapparently intended for use in improvised explosive
devices. In contrast, the 60mm and 82mm mortar systems, three 107mm
rockets,three 60mm and three 82mm rounds found in the latest cache were nearly
Soldiers of the unit examined the weapons, which were stamped with
recent dates and Iranian markings.
Also found was bulk ammunition for a PKC
machine gun. The munitions were seized for further investigation.
detainees were taken into Iraqi Army custody for further questioning.
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