Wikileaks reveals Iraqi biological, chemical weapons

Among the trove of documents released by Julian Assange’s website WikiLeaks are several classified pieces of information showing that U.S. military intelligence in Iraq discovered weapons labs, encountered insurgents who were specialists in toxins and uncovered weapons of mass destruction.

One document, according to the Examiner, reveals that as late as 2008, U.S. troops were finding WMD in the region.

According to the latest document dump, Saddam’s arsenal, reduced after the first Gulf War, remained intact. Jihadists, insurgents and foreign fighters used these stockpiles during the conflict and may have made their own agents.

The documents do not reveal the existence of a massive orchestrated weapons program led by Saddam Hussein, but they do reveal that chemical weapons did not just vanish from the country.

Former Iraqi General Georges Sada, a top commander under Saddam, detailed transfers of Iraqi WMD to Syria.

"There [were] weapons of mass destruction gone out from Iraq to Syria, and they must be found and returned to safe hands," Mr. Sada said, according to the Examiner. "I am confident they were taken over."

U.S.  forces fighting in Fallujah discovered a house there that appears to have been a chemical weapons factory. There was a call in the city the following day requesting that a chemical expert be called in to dispose of a weapons cache.

There were also incidents of U.S. forces finding artillery shells filled with chemical agents like mustard gas, the Examiner reports.

The U.S. Department of Defense is calling for the return of stolen documents in Assange’s possession. The DOD also wants Assange to delete all versions of the documents he holds that contain classified and sensitive information.

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