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US weapons search team leaves Iraq empty-handed: NYT

January 08, 2004 18:09 IST

After failing to find any illicit weapon in Iraq, a 400-strong US team left the oil-rich country, an American newspaper reported on Thursday.

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said the moves signals that the US has given up efforts to uncover alleged weapons of mass destruction that President George W Bush accused deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein of possessing.

Another group assigned with the task of disposing off chemical and biological weapons is reportedly twiddling its thumbs.

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