Iraq May be Hiding Weapons in Syria

(Ha'aretz) - Gideon Alon and Ze'ev Schiff Iraq may be hiding forbidden long-range surface-to-surface missiles and chemical and biological weapons in Syria, Brig. Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser, head of the Military Intelligence research unit, told the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday. Iraq had been trying to increase the number of Scud missiles at its disposal. The missile cargo captured by the U.S. in late 2002 on a ship bound for Yemen from North Korea was in fact destined for Iraq. The Americans released the ship after Yemen promised to keep the missiles itself. In addition, the Syrians at one point tried to find Scud missiles for Iraq.

2003-04-01 00:00:00

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