following report appeared in the semi-official Egyptian
newspaper al-Ahram for Sunday, March 21, 2004, crediting
"news agencies" and date-lined Washington.
A WEBSITE has appeared on
the internet displaying Iraqi objects stolen by US troops
and putting them up for auction to website visitors.
The objects up for auction
include gift items, art works, and prayer rugs stolen from
the Saddam palaces . Silver vessels, copies of the
Qur'an stolen from government offices in Iraq are also up
A spokesman for the US
military command in Iraq told the American news station
CNN that US soldiers must be prohibited from having such
items in their possession, and from transporting them out