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Iraqi Leads U.S. Troops to War Plans, Security Documents

Alerted by an Iraqi who said he had worked for Baath Party and Republican Guard officials, U.S. troops Thursday discovered thousands of documents describing war plans, computer security and military bonuses. The Iraqi led a U.S. special operations team to safes and a document-storage area in buildings once occupied by senior Iraqi military and government officials. In the storage area, located in the basement of a concrete building that had been a military headquarters, the American team found thousands of documents stored on shelves and in cabinets. In a suitcase left in a small alleyway, the soldiers found Republican Guard papers titled “Emergency Planning for War.” The documents, some dated as recently as March 10, discussed where to position three Republican Guard divisions, according to Jamal Jamal, an Iraqi translator working for the U.S. military. The papers, which bore the Republican Guard seal and letterhead, also detailed a plan dated Feb. 27 and never carried out to store fuel in the Tigris River. Full Story

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