FORWARD OPERATING BASE CAMP LIMA, Iraq (Feb. 19, 2005) -- The 155th Brigade Combat Team (BCT) is conducting security and stability operations in the Babil, Karbala and Najaf provinces. On Tuesday, the day after the transfer of authority, the soldiers from the 155th BCT destroyed a weapons cache that was uncovered southwest of Baghdad while the soldiers were on a patrol the day prior.
The weapons cache included an anti-aircraft gun and numerous rounds of assorted size and type, which were in good condition. Some of the rounds were still stored in the original plastic packaging and included: 1,500 37 mm anti-aircraft rounds; 1,426 57 mm rounds; 196 armor-piercing rounds; 81 20 mm rounds; one 80 mm mortar round; one 100 mm mortar round; four 130 mm mortar rounds; and six 155 mm artillery rounds.
The unit�s explosive ordnance disposal team conducted a controlled detonation at the site.