U.S. report: Intensified activity spotted in Iraq biological weapons production facility
U.S. intelligence agencies spotted activity last week at an Iraqi facility identified as a biological weapons production facility, The Washington Times reported Wednesday.
"A convey of about 60 trucks was photographed by a U.S. spy satellite at a known biological weapons facility last week," the newspaper quoted U.S. intelligence officials as saying, adding that the site was located about 10 km northwest of Baghdad.
"They're moving stuff in or out," an official familiar with the report told the daily. Additionally, the official said that intelligence information about Iraq's weapons program was limited.
The latest report on the truck convoy near Taji followed a another report earlier this month that U.S. intelligence was looking for a suspected Iraqi biological weapons laboratory north of Baghdad.
For his part, Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday that Iraq "is clear" of any weapons of mass destruction. "There's nothing hidden in Iraq. There are no mass destruction weapons at all," Ambassador Mohammed Aldouri said in an interview on PBS's "News Hour with Jim Lehrer." (Albawaba.com)
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