The Gulf Trading Blows: Chemical warfare, Part II

Chemical warfare, Part II

The latest cease-fire lasted only a few hours. Shortly after Iran announced last week that it was suspending attacks on Iraqi cities and called upon the Baghdad government to reciprocate, Iraqi warplanes attacked two tankers hauling oil from Iran's Kharg Island and launched raids on Tehran and nine other Iranian cities, killing more than 300 and wounding dozens. In retaliation, Iran fired what appeared to be another surface-to-surface missile into the heart of Baghdad; more than 70 people were reported to have died in the blast.

But the most chilling news of the week was evidence that Iraq had once again...

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