Iraqi Kurds Say Islamic State Used Chlorine Gas Against Them

(Reuters) Isabel Coles - Iraqi Kurdish authorities said on Saturday that Islamic State had used chlorine gas against their peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq on Jan. 23. They said soil and clothing samples taken after an Islamic State car bombing attempt "contained levels of chlorine that suggested the substance was used in weaponized form." About a dozen peshmerga fighters experienced symptoms of nausea, vomiting, dizziness or weakness after the incident, a source said.

2015-03-17 00:00:00

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