Owen Matthews

Something fishy for Haddock

Owen Matthews on the enigmatic results of the hunt for weapons of mass destruction. Have they all been looted?

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If there is any justice in the world, Captain Duane Haddock of US special forces is due a medal. He was, we can reveal, the first coalition soldier to find something approaching concrete evidence of Saddam's evil arsenal of weapons of mass destruction; to wit, a trailer believed to be a mobile bio-weapons laboratory found parked by a roadblock south of Mosul.

Captain Haddock made his discovery on 24 April, after a tip-off from Kurdish peshmerga forces who stopped the trailer and its attached cab at a dusty little place called Tall Kayaf, on the Mosul