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Iran-Iraq War / Chemical Warfare #320332

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 22, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Iranian gunboats reported attacking tankers in Persian Gulf; dead and injured numbers given. Iraqi missile reported being fired into Tehran, Iran. Iraqi warplanes noted dropping chemical bombs on border villages. Report introduced.

(London, England: Tom Fenton) Gruesome scenes shown from villages after being attacked by chemical bombs; details given. Survivors noted suffering agonizing aftereffects. Iraq's use of poison gases discussed. [Mideast expert Francis TUSA - says Iraq won't suffer repercussions from action.] Civilians noted becoming victims of war at alarming rate. Attacks upon merchant ships in Gulf noted claiming more civilian lives; scenes shown. [Voice of CREWMBR. - cites number dead after attack.] United States and British warships noted having marginal impact upon situation.

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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