Reports this afternoon indicate that Iraqi troops south of Baghdad are being issued artillery shells that may be equipped with chemical warheads. It’s certainly very possible. It could also be intentionally or accidentally wrong.
Several weeks ago I read several reports about a Republican Guard division (posssibly Hammurabi or Nebuchadnezzar) south of Baghdad that was possibly going to be made an example of. An example of what happens to those who resist. Unnamed sources said that the division would quickly “cease to exist.”
It might be that that division and the one supposedly being issued the chemical shells are one and the same and they may or may not actually have chemical weapons. Either way, those poor bastards are probably toast.