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Large scale looting continues in Iraq

by NewStandard Staff

May 29, 2004 – Entire buildings in Iraq have recently disappeared, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which uses satellites to observe military industrial sites of the former regime. The structures and their contents, which are in some cases tainted by uranium radiation from Saddam Hussein’s pre-1991 nuclear program, are being shipped across the Jordanian border where they wind up in scrap yards. Much of the material includes copper, steel and aluminum of value to Iraq’s civilian war-ravaged infrastructure. Some of the materials turning up in Jordan still bear tags placed on them by the IAEA during its participation in weapons inspections. The looting is apparently the work of private truckers who are not licensed to salvage such materials under Coalition Provisional Authority regulations.

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