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Iraq Had Secret Labs, Officer Says
Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8, 2003 | Bob Drogin

Posted on 06/08/2003 10:32:39 AM PDT by Mister Magoo

Iraq Had Secret Labs, Officer Says

Goal was to someday rebuild chemical and biological weapons, general alleges.

By Bob Drogin Times Staff Writer

June 8, 2003

BAGHDAD -- Saddam Hussein's intelligence services set up a network of clandestine cells and small laboratories after 1996 with the goal of someday rebuilding illicit chemical and biological weapons, according to a former senior Iraqi intelligence officer.

The officer, who held the rank of brigadier general, said each closely guarded weapons team had three or four scientists and other experts who were unknown to U.N. inspectors. He said they worked on computers and conducted crude experiments in bunkers and back rooms in safe houses around Baghdad.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: intelligence; iraq; iraqiofficers; iraqwmd; labs; wmd
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