"Mrs. Anthrax" Capture "A Gift to Powell" by Syria

(UPI) - Richard Sale U.S.-educated Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash, popularly called "Mrs. Anthrax," was taken into custody Monday by U.S. forces in Baghdad, after Syrian authorities revealed her location to U.S. officials, a U.S. intelligence official said. "As a gift to Powell, as a gesture of good will, Syria's top leadership instructed Syrian intelligence to exfiltrate Mrs. Anthrax from Syria into Baghdad, after which her whereabouts were disclosed to U.S. officials." One reason for the sudden help may be an effort by Syria to compensate for its apparent lack of cooperation with the U.S. in closing the Damascus offices of Palestinian militant groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which are on Washington's list of foreign terrorist organizations.

2003-05-08 00:00:00

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