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Royal Irish Discover Large Taliban Weapons Cache.

March 4, 2011

Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment (1 R IRISH) recently discovered a large Taliban weapons cache during a patrol in the Nawabad desert area of Helmand province.

The 1 R IRISH Combined Force Reconnaissance Group (known as Wildcat 10) was deployed on Op TORA BASHA 27 when they discovered the cache.

The Taliban weapons cache found by soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment during a recent patrol (Picture: Captain Ben Davis, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011)

The commander, Captain Ben Davis, was leading the patrol when he was tipped off about a weapons hide that it was initially thought consisted of four rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) warheads.

Following compound searches in possible insurgent locations, Wildcat 10 then searched a walled poppy garden to the east of the target area. The initial find of the four RPG warheads was confirmed and Captain Davis then made the decision to rummage through the rest of the compound.

To read the full story, along with a complete list of the weapopns cache, click HERE.

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