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Israel: Iraq Modified Planes for Chemical Raids

Iraq modified aircraft for possible chemical weapons attacks against Israeli targets before last year’s U.S.-led invasion, Israel’s army chief said on Monday. “We identified them: drones, Tupolev-16s and Sukhoi (aircraft),” Lieutenant-General Moshe Yaalon told the Yedioth Ahronoth daily in an interview for Israel’s annual memorial day. “They were specially fitted for these kinds of missions — dispersing chemical weapons. There is no need for enormous quantities…we are talking about dozens or no more than hundreds of kilos of (chemical) material,” he said. Asked why U.S. and international inspectors had found no trace of chemical or biological weapons in Iraq, Yaalon said: “Perhaps they were transferred to a neighboring country, such as Syria. It is possible they buried (the weapons).” Full Story

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