Monday, May 17, 2004

Now all they need is that Handbasket...

A bomb containing the nerve agent Sarin Gas exploded in Iraq moments ago in what is believed to be an attack against american forces. The gas was delivered in an artilery round that was found by the convoy on the raodside. The bomb detonated and dispersed a small amount of gas before the troops were able to disable it, but there were no causalties reported.

Earlier this morning the Iraq Governing Council Chairman Izzidine Salim was assinated in Baghdad. Salim, a Shiite Muslim from the southern city of Basra, was killed along with several other people, including his deputy, in a car bomb explosion. He will be successed as head of the Iraqi Governing Council by Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer. I'm sure none of us envy his promotion.

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