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Caches of weapons were found in neighborhoods in and near Baghdad, along Mullah Fayad Highway southwest of Baghdad and in northern Iraq in the past few days, coalition officials said.

On Friday, a cache was found in Ghazaliya, a district in western Baghdad, as a result of a tip from a local resident, according to officials with the Multi-National Forces-Iraq.

Two automatic weapons, a pistol, a hand grenade, bomb-making materials and large amount of ammunition were found in a house by soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment.

The house was within eyesight of a “joint security station” run by Iraqi and U.S. forces.

The same day, more than 100 mortar rounds were found south of Baghdad near Bahbahani by paratroopers with the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

On March 1, six caches were found on Mullah Fayad Highway just west of Yusafiyah that included mortar warheads, tear-gas grenades, grenade rounds, gunpowder, AK-47s, blasting caps, detonation cord and bomb-making materials.

The discoveries were made by soldiers with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry).

The same day, U.S. and Iraqi soldiers found a cache near the village of Tortia in northern Iraq in two large freezers and four big barrels.

The cache included small arms ammunition, rockets, rocket-propelled grenades, grenades, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and fuses, mortar tubes, blocks of TNT and blasting caps.

The discovery was made by the 2nd Iraqi Army Division supported by the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment.

A few days earlier, on Feb. 26, Iraqi and U.S. soldiers found similar materials nearby, near the village of Maalef.

That cache included land mines, mortar rounds, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, rockets of various sizes, two vests, one with plates, and other rigged with a detonation button, fuses and bags of propellant, wire and blasting caps.

The cache was buried in plastic containers and refrigerators.

The discovery was made by soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, supported by soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment.

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