Exclusive: Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security concerns




 
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Exclusive: Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security concerns
 
February 18th, 2016  
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Topic: Exclusive: Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security concerns


Exclusive: Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security concerns
By Ahmed Rasheed, Aref Mohammed and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq is searching for "highly dangerous" radioactive material whose theft last year has raised fears among Iraqi officials that it could be used as a weapon if acquired by Islamic State. The material, stored in a protective case the size of a laptop computer, went missing from a storage facility near the southern city of Basra belonging to U.S. oilfield services company Weatherford , an environment ministry document seen by Reuters showed and security, environmental and provincial officials confirmed. A spokesman for Iraq's environment ministry said he could not discuss the issue, citing national security concerns.




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