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No proof Saddam armed al-Qaida, says CIA

The CIA has found no evidence that Saddam Hussein tried to transfer chemical or biological weapons or technology to al-Qaida or any other groups, according to a new American report. The details of the CIA’s findings were published as the domestic political debate over how long US troops will remain in Iraq intensified. The report by Anthony Cordesman, a senior fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, was compiled from briefings in the past two weeks by David Kay, the CIA representative leading the search for unconventional weapons in Iraq, Paul Bremer, the US civil administrator, and military personnel. “No evidence of any Iraqi effort to transfer weapons of mass destruction or weapons to terrorists,” Mr Cordesman wrote of Mr Kay’s briefing. Full Story

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