Top 10 Horrifying Acts Of Chemical Warfare And Gas Attacks Warning: Graphic Content


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In this age of terror, there might be nothing more terrifying than the thought of an attack carried out with chemical weapons. We’ve all heard the horrific stories of soldiers being gassed in WWI, and the idea that it could happen in the here and now is blood-chilling.

Perhaps scariest of all is that this isn’t just a possibility. There are chemical attacks happening in the present day, just as there have been across history. And while you’d probably assume you’d hear about a devastating gas attack, we’re willing to bet you’re unfamiliar with more than one of these.

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4. Saddam Gasses the Kurds
3. The Ghouta Attack
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1. Saddam Gasses the Iranians

Source/Further reading:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-introduce-poison-gas
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4240365/Ancient-Persians-who-gassed-Romans-were-the-first-to-use-chemical-weapons.html
http://www.dw.com/en/agent-orange-and-its-vietnamese-legacy/a-18414636
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/mar/29/usa.adrianlevy
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2003/sep/28/military.antonybarnett
http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/06/27/sarin-gas-attack-in-matsumoto-marks-20th-anniversary/
http://www.britannica.com/event/Tokyo-subway-attack-of-1995
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/04/13/syria-chemicals-used-idlib-attacks
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/26/mustard-gas-likely-used-in-suspected-islamic-state-attack-in-syria
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/16/newsid_4304000/4304853.stm
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/08/26/215733981/new-details-on-how-u-s-helped-saddam-as-he-gassed-iran
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/08/ghouta-chemical-attack-years-onward-150819141756348.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2014/12/bhopal-the-worlds-worst-industrial-disaster-30-years-later/100864/..