Iraq-Syria Weapons Pipeline Probed

(Washington Times) Bill Gertz - The Pentagon is investigating reports that Iraqi weapons are being sent covertly to Syria and that they are fueling anti-U.S. insurgents training there. The shipments include weapons and explosives sent at night in covered trucks and unmarked vans that were detected during the past several months going to several training camps inside Syria, which has become a key backer of anticoalition forces in Iraq. The arms and explosives come back into Iraq with the Syrian-based insurgents and terrorists. Camps were set up by former officials in the Saddam Hussein regime to train foreign fighters who are continuing to flow into Iraq to conduct attacks on U.S. and allied forces. The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has facilitated the foreign fighters' movement, providing travel papers and weapons in some cases.

2004-05-25 00:00:00

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