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Global watchdog warns that ISIS may be making its own chemical weapons

An intergovernmental organization has warned of the “extremely worrying” signs that ISIS could be developing chemical weapons of its own.

 

 

An intergovernmental organization has warned of the “extremely worrying” signs that ISIS could be developing chemical weapons of its own.

Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu said Tuesday that the Takfiri terrorist group might have already used chemical weapons both in Iraq and Syria.

Uzumcu added, fact-finding teams from The Hague-based watchdog have discovered evidence that suggest the use of sulfur mustard in attacks in the two crisis-hit Arab countries.

On April 7, 23 people were killed and over 100 others injured in a chemical attack by ISIS terrorists against members of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

In August 2013, hundreds of people were also killed in a chemical attack in the Ghouta suburb of Damascus. According to reports, the rockets used in the assault were handmade and contained sarin.

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