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Battle Lines
Tom Brown
Tom Brown
Battle Lines is an ongoing Web log (blog) dedicated to providing a broad perspective on the latest news and developments from the war in Iraq. Response and suggestions are welcomed.

Tom Brown has been an editor, reporter and software analyst for The Seattle Times for 20 years.

April 07, 2003

U.S. troops may have found nerve and chemical agents

It looks like the U.S. may have gotten its first proof that Iraq is, indeed, harboring banned "weapons of mass destruction."

Army troops found more than a dozen barrels hidden at an agricultural facility near Hindiyah. Initial tests showed the contents tested positive for tabun and sarin, both nerve gasses, and a blister agent.

National Public Radio also reported that U.S. forces found 20 missiles equipped with chemical warheads.

Update: It looks like those barrels contained pesticides rather than chemical weapons. No word yet on the missiles.

Posted by tbrown at April 7, 2003 09:39 AM

Tom Brown Katherine Long, research editor at the Seattle Times and 18-year editor and reporter, substituted for Tom Brown the week of April 14.

April 2003
March 2003

Signing off
The Saddam Files
Demonstrations in Karbala
Building a government from scratch
Smoking gun?
The irony of freedom
Where are the weapons?
Cultural advisors quit over antiquities issue
Baghdad reality check


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