OEF Summary, Feb. 19, 2010: Forces Uncover Weapons Caches in Afghanistan
Dispatches from the Front:
KABUL, Feb. 19, 2010 -- Combined Afghan and international patrols uncovered six caches scattered throughout Afghanistan yesterday, netting rocket-propelled grenades, mortar rounds, rifles and a multitude of other weapons.
A combined patrol found a weapons cache in Nuristan province last night. The cache consisted of 12 107 mm rockets, two rocket-propelled grenades and two recoilless rifle rounds.
An Afghan civilian led a patrol to a weapons cache in Wardak province, yesterday. The cache contained four 122 mm rockets.
In Helmand province yesterday:
- An Afghan civilian told a combined patrol about a weapons cache buried in a field. The patrol found 22 mortar rounds.
- Another security force found 12 recoilless rifle rounds, eight mortar rounds, an illumination round and a weapons tripod.
- A combined patrol with Operation Moshtarak found a cache containing 10 pounds of rocket propellant, a pressure plate and two mortar rounds.
- Another patrol in the same district received a tip from an Afghan civilian about a cache. The cache contained 20 pressure plates, command wires and explosives.
(From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command news release.)