Star man's chemical missile terror

I KNEW the full terror of war today when Saddam Hussein's Scud missiles began falling on British forces in the Gulf.Firing in retaliation for the US-led strikes in Iraq this morning, four Scud missiles have been fired at allied troops and journalists in the northern Kuwaiti desert – and I feared they could have chemical warheads.

By James Fraser

I KNEW the full terror of war today when Saddam Hussein's Scud missiles began falling on British forces in the Gulf.

Firing in retaliation for the US-led strikes in Iraq this morning, four Scud missiles have been fired at allied troops and journalists in the northern Kuwaiti desert – and I feared they could have chemical warheads.

One, when it exploded, emitted a yellowish gas, although Nuclear Biological and Chemical experts later confirmed that it was not chemical.


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A thunderous explosion was heard at Camp Coyote, which is home to thousands of British troops.

Everyone rushed to put on their gas masks, but there have been no reports of any casualties.

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One of the missiles was intercepted by Patriot missiles, US officers said.

I can also confirm that a light Cessna aircraft has also crashed, in a separate incident, although military officials were unable to give me any more details.

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