Gas alert as Iraq returns missile fire

IRAQI dictator Saddam Hussein fought back today after the US-led coalition targeted him in the first action of the war.Two Iraqi missiles were fired at allied troops in Kuwait, but there was no indication that they were carrying chemical or biological warheads, although a gas attack alert was sounded.

IRAQI dictator Saddam Hussein fought back today after the US-led coalition targeted him in the first action of the war.

Two Iraqi missiles were fired at allied troops in Kuwait, but there was no indication that they were carrying chemical or biological warheads, although a gas attack alert was sounded.

A thunderous explosion was heard at Camp Coyote, home to thousands of British troops in Kuwait, but there were no reports of any casualties.

In his latest despatch from Kuwait, Evening Star war correspondent James Fraser reveals that British troops, including those based at Wattisham, are now ready for action.

"It's almost showtime," an officer told him as he prepared to accompany them as they go into action.

But there is still apprehension and concern – especially about lack of support for the action on the home front.

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