Saturday, February 17, 2007

Iraqi Military: Cache of 50 Russian-made missiles found in Baghdad

An insurgent video of an anti-aircraft missile which brought down a British C-130 in January, 2005.

BAGHDAD, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces found 50 surface-to-air missiles in a weapons cache near Baghdad on Saturday, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

"These were Russian-made surface-to-air missiles that were still useable," said Brigadier Qassim Moussawi, spokesman for the Iraqi general in charge of a new security crackdown in Baghdad.

Moussawi did not give the location of the cache, one of the largest to be found since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. He said no arrests had been made.

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