Troops find vials of white powder near Baghdad - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Troops find vials of white powder near Baghdad

April 4, 2003

(Near Baghdad, Iraq-AP) -- U.S. troops have found thousands of boxes of white powder, nerve agent antidote and Arabic documents on how to engage in chemical warfare at an industrial site south of Baghdad.

Colonel John Peabody -- engineer brigade commander of the Third Infantry Division based at Fort Stewart, Georgia -- says the materials were found today. In his words, "It is clearly a suspicious site."

Peabody says troops found thousands of boxes, each of which contained three vials of white powder, together with documents written in Arabic that dealt with how to engage in chemical warfare.

He also says they discovered atropine, used to counter the effects of nerve agents.

posted at 10:05AM by dave.miller@walb.com

Powered by WorldNow