Another suspected mobile weapons lab found: US
IRAQ: US forces in northern Iraq have found a second suspected mobile chemical weapons laboratory, an American military official told CNN on Tuesday.
There is “pretty conclusive evidence” that this is a mobile chemical weapon lab, the official said.
The trailer was discovered near Mosul Saturday by members of the Army’s 327th Infantry at a former missile production facility that had been heavily looted. It was made up of refrigeration units and piping, compatible with chemical weapons production. What was also believed to be a spraying device was found nearby, the source said.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi woman whom Central Command labels “Dr. Germ” is in custody, as is the former head of Iraq’s armed forces, US officials said Monday.
Rihab Taha al-Azawi al-Tikriti, a British-educated Iraqi, was No. 197 on Central Command’s most-wanted list.
Taha could prove instrumental in leading US and British forces to any biological, chemical and nuclear weapons the former regime possessed, officials said.
She is married to Iraq’s former oil minister, Amir Rashid Muhammad al-Ubaydi, an adviser to ex-President Saddam Hussein.
Al-Ubaydi was No. 47 on the list and the six of spades in the deck of cards issued to US troops to help identify fugitive Iraqi leaders. He surrendered to coalition forces April 28. —CNN