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U.S.: Possible Al Qaeda Base Destroyed in Iraq

The United States said on Sunday that U.S.-led forces had destroyed “a massive terrorist facility” in northern Iraq which could have been used by al Qaeda to make chemical weapons. The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard Myers, told CNN the site in northeast Iraq could have been a training ground and may have produced the lethal poison ricin that was found in a London flat in January. “We attacked and now have gone in on the ground into a site in northeast Iraq where Ansar al-Islam and al Qaeda had been working on poisons,” Myers said. “It’s from this site where people were trained and where poisons were developed that migrated into Europe. We think that’s probably where the ricin found in London probably came.” Myers said the targeted site was a “large complex with lots of underground pieces, tunnels and so forth” and could take up to a week to investigate properly. Full Story

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