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The authorities in Iraq say they
have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to
use chemical weapons, as well as to
smuggle them to Europe and North
Defence ministry spokesman
Mohammed al-Askari said five men
had been arrested after military intel-
ligence monitored their activities for
Three workshops for manufacturing
the chemical agents, including sarin
and mustard gas, were uncovered, he
added. Remote-controlled toy planes
were also seized at the workshops.
Askari said they were to have been
used to release the chemical agents
over the target from a "safe" distance
of 1.5km (0.9 miles), reports the BBC s
Rami Ruhayem in Baghdad.
All of the arrested men had con-
fessed to the plot, and said they had
received instruction from another al-
Qaeda offshoot, he added.
As the defence ministry spokesman
spoke on Iraqi TV, footage was shown
of four men with black hoods on their
heads, our correspondent adds. Three
of them were wearing bright yellow
jumpsuits and a fourth was in a brown
Their arrests were possible because
of co-operation between Iraqi and for-
eign intelligence services, Mr Askari
Al-Qaeda in Iraq is believed the only
offshoot of the Islamist militant net-
work to have used chemical weapons.
It detonated a 16 crude chlorine
bombs in Iraq between October 2006
and June 2007.
Chlorine inhalation made many
hundreds of people sick, but no deaths
resulting from exposure to the chem-
ical were recorded, US officials said
at the time. Instead, the bomb blasts
are believed to have caused the fatal-
At the time, US officials said al-
Qaeda appeared to want to use debil-
itating agents like chlorine in their
bombs to cause casualties beyond
those hit by the initial explosion.
US and Iraqi troops subsequently
killed or detained many of the mil-
itants who were building the chlo-
rine-laced bombs and seized much of
their stockpiled chemicals. (BBC)
Four Houston fire-
fighters died after a
hotel wall collapsed
while they were battling
a major blaze Friday,
the mayor of the Texas
"Today is going to go
down as the worst day
in the history of the
Houston Fire Depart-
ment," said Mayor
Thirteen other fire-
fighters are being treated
at local hospitals, said
fire Capt Ruy Lozano
One of them is in critical
condition with burns in
an intensive care unit.
Lozano said the five-
alarm fire started at a
restaurant next to the
Southwest Inn, in the
southwest part of the
city near Interstate 69.
More than 150 firefight-
ers responded to the
blaze, Lozano said.
Some of them then
went in "because we
thought we had some
civilians in the struc-
ture," Garrison said.
building had much more
fire in it than we orig-
inally thought," he
"The structure col-
lapsed...and our mem-
bers who were trying to
save lives were trapped."
quickly sprang into
action, some digging
through the rubble to get
to their colleagues. Gar-
rison said the death toll
could have been much
higher if not for their
bravery and quick action.
"(There were) dozens
and dozens of acts of
courage that took place
in the seconds when that
wall came in," he said.
Authorities haven t
given a cause of the fire.
Garrison said his fire-
fighters are "taking care
of each other, embracing
each other," and taking
solace in the support
they ll get from the
Beyond getting over
the loss emotionally, the
fire chief promised that
third largest in the coun-
try---would learn from
"We will improve, we
will get better, we will
learn from this," he said,
"and we will keep on
keeping on." (CNN)
British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin, centre, talks to his supporters
during a demonstration in central London, yesterday. British National Party
supporters gathered to protest the May 22 killing of British soldier Lee Rigby.
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