US expects Islamic State to use chemical weapons as forces advance on Mosul
U.S. officials expect Islamic State to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to defend Mosul from an assault from Iraqi and Kurdish forces, though the terror group’s ability to develop such weapons are limited.
One official told Reuters that U.S. forces have gathered ISIS shell fragments to test for chemical weapons because the group has been known to use mustard gas in the past.
U.S. officials said in a previously undisclosed statement that it had confirmed the presence of a sulfur mustard agent on ISIS munitions on Oct. 5. The terror group has targeted local forces, not the U.S.... read more
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