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Iraqi intelligence documents reportedly show evidence of WMDs, terror ties

[JURIST] According to Iraqi intelligence documents obtained by CNSNews.com, Saddam Hussein's government possessed weapons of mass destruction and had ties with several terror organizations. The group of documents were confiscated by US forces and, according to the source of the documents, have not been made public yet due the government's translation backlog (previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase).

The documents reportedly show that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and anthrax, both weapons of mass destruction, during the period when UN weapons inspectors did not have a presence in Iraq. The documents also contain a 1993 order from Saddam for his intelligence service to "hunt the Americans who are on Arabian land, especially in Somalia." CNSNews.com has more. Monday's CNSNews.com report comes two weeks after the US weapons inspector in Iraq issued a report concluding that Iraq's pre-war government did not possess any actual WMDs, but maintained plans to restore weapons programs after UN sanctions ended. Paper Chase has more on the weapons inspector's report.

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