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Iranian-marked rockets, mortars discovered in Iraq raid – U.S.

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Iran Focus: London, Apr. 28 – The U.S.-led Coalition in Iraq announced on Saturday that it had discovered Iranian-marked rockets and mortars in a raid on an apartment complex in the Iraqi city of Mahmudiyah. The following is the full text of the statement: Iran Focus

London, Apr. 28 – The U.S.-led Coalition in Iraq announced on Saturday that it had discovered Iranian-marked rockets and mortars in a raid on an apartment complex in the Iraqi city of Mahmudiyah. The following is the full text of the statement:

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US, Iraqi raid in Mahmudiyah nets Iranian-marked rockets, mortars

Saturday, 28 April 2007

Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070428-13
April 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 complex detained eight suspected extremists and discovered three caches containing mortar systems, rockets and ammunition April 22.

Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, from Fort Drum, N.Y., discovered the caches at about 6:30 p.m. local time.

Coalition forces have found many weapons caches in the Mahmudiyah area, but most rocket and mortar rounds found there have been deteriorated and apparently 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 new.

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.

The detainees were taken into Iraqi Army custody for further questioning.

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