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Monday, May 17, 2004

Iraq: Roadside bomb contained small amount nerve agent SARIN

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DEBKAfile: Small amount of poison nerve agent sarin released in 155mm binary artillery shell laid as roadside bomb against US convoy. Coalition spokesman Gen. Kimmit said no one injured. Two members of ordinance team treated for minor sarin exposure. This is first discovery of chemical weapon in Iraq War and major escalation 45 days ahead of June 30 handover of sovereignty.