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Iraq's Governing Council received warning of truck bombing a week ago

Iraq’s 25-member interim Governing Council received intelligence on August 14 that a truck bombing was imminent in the capital, council member Ahmad Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress, said. “The intelligence specifically said that a large-scale act would take place … against a soft target, such as Iraqi political parties or other parties including the UN,” said Chalabi, who is a favourite of the US Defense Department. He stressed that according to the information, neither the ruling Coalition Provisional Authority nor coalition troops would be targeted. Chalabi added that the intelligence had warned the attack would be a truck bombing, using either a kamikaze driver or a remote control detonator, but declined to disclose the source of his information or how it was collected. Chalabi said the council shared the news with US intelligence agents. Full Story

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