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US lied to Britain over use of napalm in Iraq war

06/17/05

American officials lied to British ministers over the use of 'internationally reviled' napalm-type firebombs in Iraq. Yesterday's disclosure led to calls by MPs for a full statement to the Commons and opened ministers to allegations that they held back the facts until after the general election. Despite persistent rumours of injuries among Iraqis consistent with the use of incendiary weapons such as napalm, Adam Ingram, the Defence minister, assured Labour MPs in January that US forces had not used a new generation of incendiary weapons, codenamed MK77, in Iraq. But Mr Ingram admitted to the Labour MP Harry Cohen in a private letter obtained by The Independent that he had inadvertently misled Parliament because he had been misinformed by the US...

//news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=647397

from Independent [UK]


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp
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