WMD back in Iraq? Pentagon says U.S. planes destroyed ISIL’s chemical weapons facility

The Pentagon said U.S. warplanes eliminated a “significant chemical threat” to Iraqi civilians by bombing a complex of buildings near Mosul that Islamic State militants had converted from pharmaceutical manufacturing to chemical weapons production.

Air Force Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigian, head of the U.S. Air Force Central Command in Iraq, told Pentagon reporters on September 13 that the target was an IS headquarters facility also used to produce lethal chemicals, possibly including chlorine and mustard gas.

A United Nations investigation recently confirmed that IS has used mustard gas in Syria.

Full article: WMD back in Iraq? Pentagon says U.S. planes destroyed ISIL’s chemical weapons facility (World Tribune)

Comments are closed.