Saturday, June 1, 2013

Iraq Smashes Al Qaeda 'Poison Gas Cell'

Authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al Qaeda cell working to produce poison gas at two locations in Baghdad for future attacks both home and abroad.

Mohamed al Askari, spokesman for Iraq's defence ministry, said five suspects had been detained over the construction of two facilities in the capital to produce sarin and mustard gas, using instructions from another al Qaeda group.

Four hooded suspects - three in bright yellow jumpsuits and one in a brown one - were presented at a news conference on Saturday which included a table display of beakers and jars of chemical compounds.