Israel: Saddam Has Not Deployed Missiles in W. Iraq

(Middle East Newsline) Israeli intelligence officials said on Thursday they have seen no evidence that Saddam Hussein has managed to bring Al Hussein launchers into the H-2 and H-3 areas of western Iraq that were used as launching pads for missile attacks against Israel in the 1991 Gulf war. Saddam's forces have transported missiles in trucks to areas west of Baghdad, officials said. But an official said, "The missile movements seemed to be a question of concealment and deception rather than any true military redeployment."

2003-03-21 00:00:00

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