Hard to fathom how these savages to ignore a piece of paper saying these weapons were banned. It’s almost as if the bad guys won’t follow the law.
Isis militants have used chlorine gas against Iraqi security forces in multiple incidents, officials in Baghdad have said.
At least 11 Iraqi security personnel have been admitted to hospital with symptoms which are consistent with chlorine gas poisoning, the use of which is prohibited under the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Though the specifics of the attacks remain vague, witnesses have been quoted as seeing yellow smoke filling up the sky during the attacks.
“They were panicked, we were panicked. We initially thought it might be a more serious gas, a nerve gas or an organophosphate,” Kasim Hatim, director of a hospital facility located in Balad where the victims are being treated, told the Washington Post.
The incident took place in mid-September when several Iraqi police officers who were “dizzy, vomiting and struggling to breathe” were taken to the hospital, which is about 80km from Baghdad.
US officials have said they are looking into the matter.
Now that Obama’s back from the closed-door big bucks fundraiser at the Rockefeller estate maybe someone can let him know.
“We are aware of the reports but cannot confirm details and are seeking additional information. The use of chlorine as a chemical weapon is an abhorrent act. These recent allegations underscore the importance of our work to eliminate chemical weapons in this volatile region.”
While we’re at it, can we also eliminate these subhumanoids?
If confirmed, this will be first time the Sunni insurgent group, which has been terrorising Iraq and Syria, have used chemical weapons in the battlefield.