A chlorine bomb has exploded in a village [Abu Sayda] in the religiously-mixed province of Diyala, killing 32 people [May 16]. Iraqi insurgents have been increasingly accused of using chlorine—which causes severe burns—in their attacks. [BBC, May 16] Lieutenant-General Douglas Lute has been appointed as the US’ new “war tsar” for Iraq, a position that has proven quite difficult for the Bush administration to fill. [AlJazeera, May 16]
From Madrid11.net Security Briefs, May 16
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