Smuggled Parts Help Iraqi Military Maintain Arsenal

(Boston Globe/AP) - Spare parts for Iraq's military are being smuggled from Eastern Europe and former Soviet republics, keeping Saddam Hussein's troops prepared for combat despite an international embargo on weapons trafficking, U.S. defense officials say. The equipment - from truck tires to aircraft parts - is being brought across the border from Syria and Jordan in trucks, officials believe.

2002-08-15 00:00:00

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