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#Weapons of Mass Destruction

# weapons-of-mass-destruction - Sunday 23 October, 2016

'It will not be tolerated': Syrian army blamed for third chemical weapons attack on own people

Investigators say the substance may have been chlorine gas, based on the symptoms the victims displayed.

# weapons-of-mass-destruction - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Northern Ireland (and the PSNI) is all over the Chilcot Report - here's why

The British Army used the Northern Irish Troubles as its key reference point for dealing with the Iraq conflict.

# weapons-of-mass-destruction - Monday 23 July, 2012

Syria threatens using WMDs as EU prepares to withdraw citizens

Cyprus’s justice minister says the bloc is “prepared for the worst”, as Syria reveals its WMD for the first time.

# weapons-of-mass-destruction - Monday 2 May, 2011

In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror

3,520 days between the September 11 attacks and bin Laden’s death – with up to a million civilian deaths in between.

# weapons-of-mass-destruction - Thursday 19 August, 2010

2710: the number of days spent in Iraq by combat forces from the United States, with the invasion beginning on March 20, 2003 and ending today, August 19, 2010, when the American combat troops, the last remaining in the country, withdrew.

900,000,000,000 – the amount, in dollars, of American taxpayer funds spent on the campaign.

7,300,000,000 - the peak monthly spend, in dollars, as of October 2009.

390,000 - the cost, in dollars, of deploying each soldier in the country.

9,000,000,000 – unaccounted-for spending, in dollars, over the course of the campaign.

52,600 – the number of American troops still in Iraq today. Though not being ‘in combat’, they will leave the country by the end of 2011.

4,415 – the number of American military fatalities in the campaign, as of yesterday.

179 – the number of UK fatalities.

31,897 – the number of American troops physically wounded, 20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries.

141 – journalists killed in Iraq. 94 – the number murdered, 47 – killed by acts of war, 14 – the number killed by acts of war.

9,571 – the number of Iraqi police and soldiers killed.

Between 50,000 and 600,000 – the number of civilian casualties in Iraq.

2,255,000 – the number of Iraqis displaced inside the country by the war.

15,000 – the estimated number of insurgent fighters in Iraq in November 2003.

70,000 – the number in June 2007.

14 – the daily number of insurgent attacks, February 2004.

163 – the daily number of insurgent attacks, May 2007 – five months after the hanging of Saddam Hussein.

16 – the minimum number of hours per day in which homes in Baghdad had electricity before the war.

5.6 – the average number of hours per day in which homes in Baghdad have electricity now. 10.9 - the average number in the rest of the country.

0 – the number of Weapons of Mass Destruction found by coalition forces inside Iraq.