chemical ammunition


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chemical ammunition

A type of ammunition, the filler of which is primarily a chemical agent.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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He went on to say that the army found in warehouses used by terrorists near al-Dhahiriya and al-Khafsah in Hama province containers containing 20 tons of chemicals and more than 50 rounds of ammunition rigged with chemicals, adding that 24 tons of toxic chemicals were found in Tal Adleh, along with a warehouse in Muadhamiya containing 240mm and 160mm ammo and plastic cans containing organic phosphorus, and a plant in the suburbs of Sweitra in the countryside of Hama that was used to manufacture various toxic substances, in addition to 54 pieces of chemical ammunition and 44 barrels containing chemical substances.
"The Scientific Research center Unit 450," the report said is the unit responsible for preparing chemical ammunition, adding that such unit receives orders only from Al-Assad and small circle around him.
The Chemical Corps narrowly escaped such a fate in the 1970s, when the Army transferred the smoke function to the Corps of Engineers, the chemical ammunition function to the Ordnance Corps, and the decontamination and protection functions to the Quartermaster Corps.
inventory, except major items, specified munitions and items prohibited by law, such as guided missiles, nuclear ammunition, naval mines, torpedoes, chemical ammunition and other advanced weapon systems.

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