US 'hid Iraq chemical weapons incidents'

October 15, 2014 2:34 PM

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US 'hid Iraq chemical weapons incidents'

US troops and Iraqi police were wounded by exposure to abandoned chemical weapons in 2004-11 in a series of incidents largely kept quiet by the Pentagon, a US newspaper has reported.

The New York Times said the weapons were built by Saddam Hussein's regime during the 1980s Iran-Iraq war.

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