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Iran charges Iraq with use of chemical weapons

Iran charged Saturday that Iraq used chemical weapons against its attacking forces in the 42-month-old Gulf war, injuring about 1,000 Iranian troops. IRNA, the official Iranian news agency, said in a dispatch monitored in London that 16 victims of chemical warfare were sent to Switzerland and Sweden Friday for further treatment.

The dispatch did not further identify the nature of the weapons.

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