Sharon: Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction Hidden in Syria

(Maariv) Amos Harel - Saddam Hussein may have ordered chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction to be sent to Syria for hiding, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Tuesday. Sharon also said that Iraq and the Palestinian Authority are coordinating their positions in advance of an American attack, with a senior Fatah official, Zakariya Al Ara, having recently visited Iraq for the purposes of "coordination." (Ha'aretz) According to additional information that Sharon presented, a Palestinian Liberation Front unit recently intercepted by Israel had trained in Iraq to launch Strella shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles at planes taking off and landing at Ben-Gurion Airport. This is not the first time that Palestinians have been trained in Iraq. Two months ago, the existence of another such PLF (Abul Abbas) unit from Ramallah and Kabatiya was disclosed.

2002-12-25 00:00:00

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