French And Iraqi Forces Discover ISIS CHEMICAL WEAPONS Arsenal In Mosul
Chemical Weapons Found In Iraq
On Saturday, RT reported that French and Iraqi forces discovered a stash of chemical weapons in an area that was previously controlled by ISIS while they were conducting a sweep of eastern Mosul.
The weapons were found in a warehouse a little over a mile away from the Tigris river where reporters were shown three large refrigerated cargo containers that contained an unidentified substance which was later revealed to be mustard agent. Also found were more than a dozen SAMs (Surface-to-Air-Missile) that appeared to be of Russian origin due to writings found on the missiles.
“We know that they were using this place to experiment with chemical weapons,” Iraqi special forces Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil said.
The strength and potency of the chemical weapons that could be produced at the warehouse is still unknown, although, and despite the risk of contamination, Iraqi soldiers who entered the site for about ten minutes didn’t suffer any ill effects.
Earlier in January, troops involved in the liberation of Mosul University found that a dormitory there had been converted into a makeshift chemical weapons factory, using equipment and ingredients pilfered from the College of Sciences, including radioactive material. Specialists had to be called in to decontaminate the area.
The article goes on to state that while ISIS has carried out numerous chemical attacks in Syria that the number of those killed by ISIS using chemical weapons is small in comparison to those who they have killed in bombings and shootings.