London, Feb 2 ANI | 8 months ago

A new research has suggested that Nazi scientists were planning on using malaria carrying mosquitoes as weapons during World War II.


Researchers have claimed that Nazi scientists wanted to release the insects over enemy forces by the use of airplanes.

The plan, uncovered by University of Tubingen's biologist Dr. Klaus Reinhardt, dates back to January 1942 and was never implemented, the BBC reported.

Even though the use of chemical and biological weapons was banned by the Geneva Protocol of 1925, it is still debatable whether Hitler abided by this law.

Reinhardt, however, acknowledged that the evidence for using mosquitoes for biological warfare is far from being conclusive.

Reinhardt told National Geographic that the idea to grow malaria-laden mosquitoes and dropping them on people is not very well documented other than by the words "growing station" and "airdropping site".

Reinhardt findings were published in Endeavour magazine.

(Posted on 03-02-2014)

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