Thursday, January 11, 2007

Video Shows Iraqi Insurgents Firing Chemical Rockets

A video that surfaced on the internet today appears to show Iraqi Insurgents arming and firing chemical rockets. The minute long video ends with four of the alleged 'chemical' rockets being fired from a makeshift launcher. Is is just propaganda, or a legitimate video? So far there has been no independent confirmation of the attack. The rockets are believed to have been launched in the Samarra region of Iraq, which is about 124 kilometers north of Baghdad. Samarra was used as the primary facility for producing mustard gas and nerve agents during the Saddam Hussein regime, according to
Should this attack prove legitimate, it raises concerns that such chemical weapons could be used more widely in Iraq, and elsewhere. We will keep you posted on this developing story!

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