Report: U.S Suspects Iraqi WMD in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

(Geostrategy-Direct/World Tribune) - U.S. intelligence suspects Iraq's weapons of mass destruction are located in Lebanon's heavily-fortified Bekaa Valley, swarming with Iranian and Syrian forces, and Hizballah and ex-Iraqi agents. U.S. intelligence first identified a stream of tractor-trailer trucks moving from Iraq to Syria to Lebanon in January 2003, which may have contained extended-range Scud-based missiles and parts for chemical and biological warheads. Firas Tlas, son of Syrian Defense Minister Mustafa Tlas, together with Assad, have made hundreds of millions of dollars selling weapons, oil, and drugs to and from Iraq. The CIA now believes a multi-million dollar deal between Iraq and Syria provided for the hiding and safekeeping of Saddam's strategic weapons.

2003-08-27 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive