The newspaper cites a classified U.S. military report as the basis of its story. There was no independent confirmation of the story.
The newspaper says Germany passed over information on Saddam Hussein's defense plans for the city of Baghdad in the event of an invasion.
The report is surprising in that Germany was a strong public opponent of the war. The newspaper reports that other countries -- including Egypt and Saudi Arabia -- also publicly condemned the invasion, but privately provided support for it.
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