Thursday, May 27, 2004

Sarin shell predates '91

The AP reports that tests have confirmed that the 155-mm artillery shell found last week in Baghdad contained sarin gas, and that it predated the 1991 Gulf war.

The story notes that the shell's "apparent age would mean it can't be regarded as evidence of recent Iraqi chemical-weapons production," although "some analysts worry the shell may be part of a larger stockpile."