Mirrored here is an article from Middle East Newsline. It is titled “US Spots Missile Launcher in W. Iraq,” and is dated April 6, 2003. It is copied below, because it’s simply too important to be lost:
WASHINGTON [MENL] — The United States has spotted what appeared to be an Iraqi missile launcher near the Syrian border.
U.S. intelligence sources said a Scud-class transporter erector launcher was seen in western Iraq near the Syrian border last week. The sources said the launcher was driven by truck from Syria, operated its radar system overnight and returned to Syria.
“We are not sure what kind of launcher it was, but it appeared to be that for the Al Husseini medium-range missile,” an intelligence source said. “The launcher came from and returned to Syria.”
The Al Husseini has a range of 650 kilometers and was launched against Israel in the 1991 Gulf war. Iraq is said to have between 20 and 80 medium-range missiles in its arsenal.