Thousands of leaking Iraqi chemical shells scattered over the entire country are too dangerous to move and will have to be destroyed on the spot, the head of a U.N. chemical inspection team said. Swiss expert Bernard Brunner said at the end of a two-week mission to Iraq that a quarter of the bombs, shells and rockets found by his team at six separate sites could not be taken to a central location as planned. Allied bombing raids during the six-week Gulf War had scattered munitions and unexploded bomblets, including thousands of shells and hundreds of bombs containing mustard and nerve gas, over a wide area at many sites, he said.
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