Iraq Modified Planes for Chemical Raids

(Reuters) - Iraq modified aircraft for possible chemical weapons attacks against Israeli targets before last year's U.S.-led invasion, Israel's army chief said Monday. "We identified them: drones, Tupolev-16s, and Sukhoi (aircraft)," Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon told Yediot Ahronot. "They were specially fitted for these kinds of missions - dispersing chemical weapons," he said. Yaalon said U.S. forces were able to destroy the modified aircraft on the first or second day of the war, "because we had located them."

2004-04-28 00:00:00

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