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Marines Find Possible Weapons Lab

Marines Find Possible Weapons Lab

Posted - Apr. 10, 2003 at 2:53 p.m.



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(Undated-AP) -- A broadcast report says U-S Marines in Iraq have found what fits the description of a biological weapons lab, hidden in the back of a small truck.

A Fox News reporter embedded with a Marine battalion says when Marines inspected the truck, they found a fake wall. He quotes a Marine intelligence officer, Captain Aaron Robinson, as saying there was an electronic pulley system, along with bins and containers, and a winch with hooks that could pick containers up. He says the system would allow items to be rinsed or cooled without being touched.

Reporter Rick Leventhal quotes Robinson as saying it fits the description of a bio-weapons lab.

U-S officials have said that Iraq was hiding chemical or biological weapons labs on trucks, and moving them around Iraq.

The Fox report says Marines are still conducting tests, to determine if this is, in fact, a bio-weapons lab.

At the Pentagon, a spokesman says officials have seen the report -- and that they'll investigate it, along with the other reports involving possible weapons of mass destruction.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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