Huge Iraqi Chemical Weapons Factory Found -Fox News
Sun March 23, 2003 08:11 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces have found what they believe to be a "huge" chemical weapons factory near the Iraqi city of Najaf, about 100 miles south of Baghdad, Fox News and the Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday.
The Fox report, which cited senior Pentagon officials, said the facility was uncovered by the 1st Brigade of the Third Infantry division as they advanced north toward Baghdad.
The 100-acre complex is adjacent to military barracks and surrounded by electrical fence, the report said.
U.S. troops are said to be holding the general in charge of the facility, Fox reported.
No immediate confirmation of the report was available.