An American war veteran has claimed that the U.S. dropped a nuclear bomb during the last days of the first Gulf War in Iraq in 1991.
Jim Brown, a mechanic in the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division at the time, told Italian channel RaiNews24 that coalition forces dropped a 5-kilotonne nuclear bomb in a deserted area near the city of Basra.
The bombing allegedly took place in February 27, the last day of hostilities.
The news channel says it investigated the claims and decided to report on them after learning about data from the UK-based International Seismological Centre. It showed an event registered on the date in question that could have been consistent with a five kilotonne explosion.