#Isil (#ISIS) ‘manufacturing chemical weapons’ in Syria and Iraq #OpIsis


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are increasingly believed to be manufacturing their own crude chemical weapons, according to a US official.The extremist group has used mustard agents on at least four occasions as it fights to expand its self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq.”They’re using mustard. We know they are,” the [unnamed] official told the BBC, saying it was probably being used in powder form and packed into traditional explosives like mortar rounds.Exposure to a mustard agent, a liquid at room temperature which is often colourless and odourless, can cause breathing difficulties and angry blistering of the skin.


Source: Isil ‘manufacturing chemical weapons’ in Syria and Iraq – Telegraph