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Reuters reveals samples confirm Islamic State used mustard gas in Iraq

Reuters reported exclusively that Islamic State militants attacked Kurdish forces in Iraq with mustard gas last year, the first known use of chemical weapons in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein. A Reuters source at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed that laboratory tests had come back positive for the sulphur mustard, after around 35 Kurdish troops were sickened on the battlefield last August.

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Topics of Interest: Political & General
Type: Reuters Best
Regions: Europe / Middle East / Africa