MAY 2001 : (MIDDLE EAST : IRAQ & SYRIA REOPEN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN EACH OTHER’S COUNTRIES ; IRAQ MAY HAVE MOVED SOME WMD TO SYRIA -—See WMD) In May 2001, Iraq and Syria reopened diplomatic missions in each others capitals, and there have been unconfirmed reports that Iraq might have moved some WMD equipment into Syria to avoid detection by UNMOVIC. -—— “Issue Brief for Congress, Iraq: Weapons Threat, Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy, Updated March 10, 2003, Kenneth Katzman, Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, document from the “Congressional Research Service,” http://www.iraqresearch.com/html/page_53.html.
2001 FALL BEFORE 9/11: (MIDDLE EAST : DAMASCUS, SYRIA : REPORTedly BIN LADEN’S WIVES AND CHILDREN ARE IN SYRIA [PRIOR TO ATTACKS ON THE USA]) Finally, Israeli intelligence reported that several of Osama bin Laden’s wives and children were housed in Damascus, Syria prior to 911, and then moved to covert locations shortly before the attacks. ——Syria - Terror/Iraqi Ally ,http://www.efreedomnews.com/News Archive/Syria/syria_terroriraq_ally.htm
Any recent updates on the investigation of the reported Iraqi-Syrian chemical weapons transfer from 2003? The last I saw on that was a huge document dump of records the U.S. had acquired that a poster here on FR was working through translating and analyzing, but I never did see what the analysis of the documents turned up.