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FBI wants to speak to thousands with Iraq ties

The FBI and authorities in several cities want to interview up to 5,000 Iraqi-Americans and immigrants to try to identify potential targets for Iraqi retaliation attacks here if U.S. forces go to war in Iraq, federal law enforcement officials say. The FBI, which conducted similar interviews of U.S. citizens and visitors with ties to Iraq before the Persian Gulf War in 1991, says the effort will focus on Iraqi-Americans and immigrants who arrived in the USA during the past decade. Agents have begun questioning them about their views of a possible war with Iraq, whether they know the whereabouts of possible loyalists to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and whether they know of anyone who has taken a suspicious trip to the Middle East recently. Full Story

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