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Coalition discovers Iranian weapons cache in Iraqi capital

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Iran Focus: London, Jun. 18 – Coalition forces uncovered half a dozen Iranian-made rockets in a Baghdad schoolyard earlier this week, the U.S.-led military said on Monday. Iran Focus

London, Jun. 18 – Coalition forces uncovered half a dozen Iranian-made rockets in a Baghdad schoolyard earlier this week, the U.S.-led military said on Monday.

Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers and aviation assets discovered the six rockets in a schoolyard in the Iraqi capital’s Rashid District on June 17, the Multi-National Corps – Iraq (MNC-I) said in a statement.

“At approximately 3 p.m., aircrews from the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment spotted suspicious looking objects in a school yard while investigating an area suspected as the point of origin for rocket fire against the International Zone in southern Baghdad”, the statement said.

“Thirty minutes later, Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, arrived at the scene and found six Iranian-made 107mm rockets”, it added.

An explosive ordnance disposal unit disposed of the munitions.

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