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FBI ON THE GROUND IN BAGHDAD:
TRACKING DOWN TERRORISTS

08/21/03

Baghdad Bombing graphicOn August 7th, a bomb exploded in front of the Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 14 and injuring 50 people. On August 19th, a massive truck bomb ripped through the United Nations base in Baghdad, killing its top envoy in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, at least one American, and some 20 others, injuring over 100 others.

As America and its international partners once again find themselves burying the dead and healing the wounded, we must continue to focus international resources on identifying and tracking down the killers. To this end, FBI experts are on the ground in Bagdad, joining their colleagues in Iraq, first at the site of the Jordanian Embassy, now at the Canal Hotel, site of the UN headquarters.

FBI bomb technicians, experts in document analysis, Evidence Response Team members, and other Special Agent investigators are supporting international efforts.
On the Web: August 21, 2003