Top secret documents obtained by The Telegraph in
Baghdad show that Russia provided Saddam Hussein's
regime with wide-ranging assistance in the months
leading up to the war, including intelligence on private
conversations between Tony Blair and other Western leaders.
The name of Osama bin Laden appears in a number of Russian
reports. Several give details of his support for the rebels
in Chechnya. They say bin Laden had built two training camps
in Afghanistan, near the Iranian border, to train mujahideen
fighters for Russia's rebel republic. The camps could each
hold 300 fighters, who were all funded by bin Laden.