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  • Iraqi mustard gas to be destroyed

    02/11/2003 4:11:38 PM PST · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 271+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | Februari 12 2003
    UN experts are to destroy four plastic containers filled with mustard gas registered by previous UN disarmament inspectors and recently found north of Baghdad. Spokesman Hiro Ueki said chemical experts had visited the Al-Muthanna military site today to prepare for the destruction of the containers. Ten 155 millimetre artillery shells will also be destroyed. "The destruction process will begin tomorrow and is expected to (take) four to five days to complete," he said.
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Iraq: Exclusive Photos Show Al-Hanooti's Political Clout

    03/28/2008 10:26:14 AM PDT · by llevrok · 10 replies · 619+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 3/27/08 | Steven Emerson
    Before he was alleged to have become a spy for Saddam Hussein's regime, Muthanna Al-Hanooti's charity work and political activism provided him with access to the highest echelons of government. Newsletters collected by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, some published now for the first time, show Al-Hanooti photographed with dignitaries ranging from First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996 and Vice President Al Gore along with significant members of Congress. That may explain why Iraqi intelligence agents had confidence that Al-Hanooti would be able to persuade Congress to lift economic sanctions against Iraq. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses him of...
  • Nerve gas plants dormant but deadly (interesting)

    08/13/2002 9:00:02 PM PDT · by knak · 3 replies · 174+ views
    By Tim Ripley NEW satellite images of an Iraqi nerve gas plant show that the site has been rebuilt after being bombed by the United States, but there seems to be little sign that production of chemical weapons is under way. The site, named Fallujah I, some 38 miles north-west of Baghdad, is one of three similar facilities built in the late 1980s around the town of Habbaniyah to mass-produce elements, known as precursors, of the nerve gases used in the Iran-Iraq war and against the Kurds in 1988 and 1991. Images taken by an American company, DigitalGlobe, and published...
  • Iraqis to Assume Security Duties in Muthanna Province

    07/12/2006 5:24:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 131+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    BAGHDAD, July 12, 2006 – The Iraqi government will announce tomorrow that for the first time, Iraqi police forces will take over security control of a province, the U.S. general in charge of coalition troops here said today. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multinational Force Iraq, greets Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld upon Rumsfeld's arrival in Balad, Iraq, July 12. Photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Oquendo, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The transfer of responsibility will take place in Muthanna province, which borders Saudi Arabia, U.S. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of...
  • Iraqis to Take Over Police Duties in Muthanna Province

    07/07/2006 5:01:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 175+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 7, 2006 – Coalition troops operating in Iraq's Muthanna province will soon transfer security responsibilities to Iraqi police, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said today in Baghdad. When coalition forces leave Muthanna sometime next week, the province will become the first of Iraq's 18 provinces to be responsible for its own security, Air Force Brig. Gen. Kurt A. Cichowski told Pentagon reporters during a video teleconference. Yet, the transfer of security doesn't have any bearing on the numbers of U.S. and coalition troops, Cichowski said. About 127,000 U.S. troops are in Iraq. "It's important to understand that...
  • Looters Said to Overrun Iraq Weapons Site

    10/30/2004 11:05:43 AM PDT · by TexKat · 13 replies · 692+ views
    AP ^ | 10/30/04 | CHARLES J. HANLEY
    Looters unleashed last year by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq overran a sprawling desert complex where a bunker sealed by U.N. monitors held old chemical weapons, American arms inspectors report. Charles Duelfer's arms teams say all U.N.-sealed structures at the Muthanna site were broken into. If the so-called Bunker 2 was breached and looted, it would be the second recent case of restricted weapons at risk of falling into militants' hands. Officials are unsure whether this latest episode points to a threat of chemical attack, since it isn't known if usable chemical warheads were in the bunker, what may have...
  • 300 police added to security near GSDF base in Samawah

    02/09/2004 1:05:07 PM PST · by mylife · 159+ views
    Asahi Weekly ^ | 2/7/04 | YASUNORI KAWAKAMI
    300 police added to security near GSDF base in Samawah By YASUNORI KAWAKAMI -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SAMAWAH, Iraq-Iraqi police will reinforce security in the Samawah area, meaning there will be about one guard for every member of the Self-Defense Forces operating there. The security committee for the southeastern province of Muthanna decided to set up a checkpoint near the Ground SDF base camp and add 300 plainclothes officers to the current staff of 200. Samawah is the capital of Muthanna. During a meeting Tuesday, Col. Masahisa Sato, who heads the GSDF advance unit, and a Dutch military chief asked Muthanna Governor Mohammed...