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FBI Scans Iraqi Documents for Threats

The cache of documents recovered by the U.S. military in Iraq could provide important leads in the international war on terrorism, FBI Director Robert Mueller says. There are 25 FBI agents, along with other U.S. counterterrorism officials, poring over the documents to find any links to terrorists, potential terror plots, evidence of weapons of mass destruction and activities of Iraqi intelligence agents. “The FBI will continue to be vigilant in its counterterrorism efforts, both here and abroad,” Mueller told reporters Thursday. “We are going through all Iraq documents as soon as we receive them, with CIA and others, that may help us to prevent another attack.” Mueller and Attorney General John Ashcroft also said at a news conference Thursday that the FBI had completed the questioning of nearly 10,000 Iraqis living in the United States. The interviews sparked fear among some Muslims and Arabs, but Ashcroft said they proved useful to U.S. troops in Iraq. Full Story

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