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C.I.A. Is Said To Have Bought And Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons

A gas mask is seen at an Iraqi training facility at an Iraqi naval port north of Umm Qasr, Sunday March 30, 2003. British tro
A gas mask is seen at an Iraqi training facility at an Iraqi naval port north of Umm Qasr, Sunday March 30, 2003. British troops south of the city Basra found the stash of Iraqi training equipment for nuclear, biological and chemical warfare, including a Geiger counter, nerve gas simulators, gas masks and protective suits on Saturday, according to British press reports.(AP Photo/Simon Walker, Pool)

The Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller, part of a previously undisclosed effort to ensure that old chemical weapons remaining in Iraq did not fall into the hands of terrorists or militant groups, according to current and former American officials.

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