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Posted: 8/13/2007 3:32:59 PM EDT
Desert Rogues uncover two cache sites
By 1st Lt. Andrew Coody, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO


BAGHDAD — Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers uncovered two
weapon caches in the western Baghdad neighborhoods of Adl and Khadra
Aug. 10.


Acting on tips, Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment “Desert
Rogues,” attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, raided
a home in the Adl neighborhood and discovered the first of two cache sites. The
abandoned home contained 51 artillery rounds and 30 pounds of homemade
explosive material.


The second cache site, located in Khadra, consisted of 27 pounds of
homemade explosive material and a pre-fabricated improvised explosive device.
An assortment of other bomb-making materials was also found at the second
abandoned home.


An explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the caches with
controlled detonations.


Fifty-one artillery rounds are lined up for inventory and destruction in a controlled
detonation by an explosive ordnance disposal team Aug. 10. The artillery rounds
were found in an abandoned house in the western Baghdad Adl neighborhood
following a targeted raid by Coalition troops. This munitions cache discovery was
the first of two caches uncovered by the “Desert Rogues” from the 1st Battalion,
64th Armor Regiment.


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