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MILITANT CAMPS IN IRAQ YIELD TOXIN TRACES

MSNBC.com says it has found traces of the ricin and botulinum toxins at Sargat, an alleged Ansar al-Islam terrorist training camp a mile from the Iraq-Iran border.The samples were taken from a boot and a shoe recovered from the camp. They were tested with the BioWarfare Agent Detection Devices supposedly used by U.N. weapons inspectors. The tests are designed to give an immediate answer for whether or not there's a particular toxin present. They are pretty reliable; but with these quick exams, false positives aren't out of the question, either. And so additional assessments will be needed before we can say for sure that weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq.

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