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Afghan War Curbs al-Qaida Arms Program

An al-Qaida program to develop chemical and biological weapons was in the early “conceptual stages” when it was cut short by the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, U.S. and Malaysian security officials told the Associated Press. The information on the state of Osama bin Laden’s weapons plan came from interrogations of terrorist suspects captured in Southeast Asia and from clues gathered in the Afghan battlefield, the authorities said. The project was being developed in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Full Story

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