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U.N. Report Warns of al-Qaida WMD Risk

The al-Qaida terror network is determined to use chemical and biological weapons and is restrained only by the technical difficulties of doing so, a U.N. expert panel said in a confidential report. Sanctions on supporters of al-Qaida and Afghanistan’s former Taliban rulers appear to be too limited to prevent them from obtaining weapons and explosives, said the report, obtained Friday by The Associated Press. “The risk of al-Qaida acquiring and using weapons of mass destruction also continues to grow,” the experts said. “Undoubtedly al-Qaida is still considering the use of chemical or bio-weapons to perpetrate its terrorist actions.” Full Story

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