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FBI Challenges in Probe of Iraq Bombings

The FBI is facing one of the most dangerous, difficult challenges in its history as agents and analysts try to solve a string of deadly bombings in Iraq. In a telling sign of the peril, FBI agents must be accompanied by American troops whenever they leave their secure compound at the Baghdad airport. Further complicating their job is the lack of a cooperating foreign government to help them and the paucity of high-quality intelligence from either informants or technological surveillance. “We don’t have the intelligence as of yet to keep events from occurring and, postblast, the intelligence to prove who’s behind them,” FBI counterterrorism chief John Pistole told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “We are making progress, both forensically and in developing sources. It’s just a much greater challenge than any place we’ve been.” Full Story

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