Plot to Release Poison Gas via Toy Planes Foiled
Five arrested after workshops, toys uncovered in Iraq
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2013 5:48 PM CDT

(Newser) – Iraqi authorities say they have arrested five men who were manufacturing sarin and mustard gas, which they planned to release via remote-controlled toy planes, reports the BBC. They also planned to smuggle the chemicals into Europe and North America and strike targets there. The men confessed to the plot, and said they were making the gases using instructions from an al-Qaeda offshoot.

Iraq's defense minister says three chemical workshops were uncovered, with the toy planes found inside. The plan was to target Shiite Muslim pilgrims visiting a shrine in Baghdad, reports Businessweek.

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Jun 3, 2013 6:26 AM CDT
send up the toy drones to take em out
Jun 2, 2013 9:28 PM CDT
They only want peace: i mean, what exactly are they guilty of anyway?: i guess we need to be more tolerant in the U.S.
Jun 2, 2013 5:57 PM CDT
The US has spent billions of dollars fighting these guys, and all they've got is toy airplanes?!! Someone f%#ked up BIG TIME!