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Iraq's Baath Party archive location unknown

The United States last month shipped a historic archive of Baath regime documents to Iraq, but the government is keeping mum about its location and fate, given the political sensitivity of the documents.
382543 02: Iraqi president Saddam Hussein raises his rifle in a salute and fires it November 20, 2000 durring Grand Day of Quds festivities in Baghdad. Grand Day of Quds celebrates Iraq''s commitment to liberating Jerusalem from Israeli rule. (Photo by Newsmakers

The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is treating the Baath Party archives that supposedly arrived in Iraq in late August with complete confidentiality.

Despite media reports Aug. 31 about the arrival in Baghdad of tons of documents relating to one of the darkest periods in the history of Iraq, the Iraqi government has yet to issue an official statement announcing their fate or how it will be dealing with the papers.

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