Multi-National Division – North PAO
DIYALA, Iraq – Soldiers from Ghost Rider Company, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, found three weapons cashes in Al Ujami July 20, one disguised as a grave site in a children’s cemetery and two more in the Palm Groves.
The caches consisted of AK-47 rifles, belts of automatic machine gun ammunition, 12.7 mm rounds, more than 100 7.62 rounds, anti-aircraft guns, an 82 mm mortar system, various mortar system parts and more than 200 anti-aircraft rounds.
“These cache finds will disrupt the terrorist networks in Diyala Province and will prevent the terrorists from conducting indiscriminate attacks against innocent civilians,” said Maj. Jon Pendell, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment spokesperson. “This demonstrates that the terrorists will violate the dignity of, and will not respect, innocent Iraqi families by using a burial site of innocent children to hide weapons.”