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Soldiers Find Suicide Vests, $600 Million in Iraq

U.S.-led forces have discovered lethal equipment linked to the rule of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, including 800 suicide bomb vests, a U.S. general said on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks also confirmed media reports that soldiers had unearthed a stash of more than $600 million in U.S. $100 bills hidden in the storage room of a Baghdad home. Many of the vests were ammunition jackets with explosives stuffed in the pockets or sewn into the lining, Brooks told a news briefing at U.S. Central Command war headquarters in Qatar. In some vests, metal ball bearings were added to make them even more lethal, Brooks said. “We have found a number of these in several different locations. At this point over 800 have been found,” he said. “We remain concerned about the potential for suicide attacks,” he added. “We know there’s someone that produces (vests), then distributes them and intended at least to use the ones we found.” Full Story

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