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The Devastating Effects Of Chemical Weapons, Agents

Since the start of World War I, chemical weapons and agents have killed or injured an estimated 1.5 million people. Those attacks have included chlorine, mustard gas, and phosgene in WWI; napalm and Agent Orange in World War II and the Vietnam War; sulfur mustard gas in WWI, WWII, and the Iran-Iraq War; and sarin gas by Iraq against its Kurdish population in the 1980s. Sarin gas is also suspected of being used to kill at least 300 people during the current fighting in Syria. Chemical weapons have been regulated and banned during warfare by the Geneva Protocol in 1925 and the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1992. (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)