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Chem Site Samples Analyzed Further

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2005 – Coalition experts continue to analyze samples found in the chemical production facility and storage site discovered in Mosul, Iraq, on Aug. 9, officials reported today.

Early results suggest that some chemicals are accelerants used in explosive devices.

Specially trained reconnaissance units collected the samples being tested now in Iraq. The samples will then be sent to the U.S. for composition confirmation.

Coalition forces and Iraqi security forces also continue to investigate more intelligence information.

Officials announced Aug. 13 that coalition forces had found the facility and storage site during raids on Aug. 9 based on detainee-provided tips.

(From a Multinational Force Iraq press release.)

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