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Innteresting: U.S. funds sent from Iraq to al-Qaeda - source

September 23rd, 2008.

A former Iraqi investigator said more then $US13 billion of the money allocated for reconstruction projects in Iraq was wasted or stolen, with some of it ending up in al-Qaeda’s coffers.

Salam Adhoob, a former chief investigator for Iraq's Commission on Public Integrity – which U.S. officials call Iraq’s equivalent of the FBI – was reporting to the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, an arm of the Democratic caucus.

He said many of the projects funded by the U.S. ‘were not needed, and many were never built’ like an electricity project in Nineveh province that an oversight agency found ‘existed only on paper’, reports the Washington Post newspaper.

Embezzlement schemes were widely used for arms procurement, according to Adhoob. In one case Iraqi Defence ministry officials helped set up two front companies to buy combat vehicles and other e

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Added: Sep-24-2008 
By: wrano
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Iraq, Middle East
Tags: Iraq, War, Al-Qaida, Occupation, US, Corruption, Money, Oil
Location: Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq (load item map)
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