Two Iraqi soldiers hold what is claimed to be chemical weapons
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Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'

2 June 2013 Last updated at 01:18 BST

The authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to use chemical weapons inside the country and to smuggle them to Europe and North America.

A spokesman for the defence ministry said military intelligence had discovered three workshops for manufacturing the chemicals, which included nerve gas.

Five men have been arrested.

Tim Allman reports.