Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wire: Army Investigates Attempt to Poison Soldiers at Fort Jackson

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

Sources: Suspects are Muslim and were part of U.S. military Arabic translation program

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2010 -- Newswire services this evening reported that the U.S. Army is investigating allegations that soldiers were attempting to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.

The ongoing probe began two months ago, Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, according to a report by Fox News.
The Army is taking the allegations “extremely seriously,” Grey said, but so far, "there is no credible information to support the allegations."

The suspects were part of an Arabic translation program called "09 Lima" and use Arabic as their first language, two sources told Fox News. Another military source said they were Muslim.

Grey would not confirm or deny the sources’ information.
(Report from newswire sources.)

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