CHEMICAL ARTILLERY AT AL KUT? 15:01 18 Mar 2003

The reports of chemical artillery rounds being issued to the Iraqi Republican Guard apparently refer to units near Al Kut, southeast of Baghdad on the Tigris. It seems that radio traffic referring to “chemical weapons rounds” has been intercepted.

Update 23:17 18 Mar 2003

According to Strategypage.com, the Republican Guard unit in Al Kut is the Nebuchadnezzar Infantry (Mech) Division. They were hammered by the US 24th ID in 1991.