FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Soldiers attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, discovered a cache at approximately 3:45 p.m. in the Abu T’shir community of southern Baghdad April 28.
Soldiers from Company F, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, with the assistance of the Iraqi National Police, found two improvised explosive devices consisting of 20 pounds of TNT and 24 pounds of homemade explosives.
Soldiers also found three 155 mm artillery rounds, six 120 mm mortar rounds, 34 82mm mortar rounds, one 60mm mortar round, three rocket propelled grenades, and approximately 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
The soldiers of “Fox” Company also found three 81 mm mortar rounds during security patrols at approximately 3 a.m., April 29.
“The Raider Brigade soldiers continue to work closely with the Iraqi Security Forces to clean-up the hazards in southern Baghdad for the safety of the 1.2 million citizens of Rashid,” said Maj. Dave Olson, 1st BCT spokesman.