U.S.: ISIS Creating Chemical Weapons Cell in Syria

(CNN) Ryan Browne and Barbara Starr - U.S. intelligence believes ISIS is bringing together all of its experts on chemical weapons from Iraq and Syria into a new "chemical weapons cell" in Syria in the Euphrates River Valley. U.S. defense officials have observed ISIS officials increasingly abandoning their unofficial capital in Raqqa for towns further south along the Euphrates River, such as Mayadin and Deir-e-Zor. Military officials said ISIS staged more than 15 chemical weapons attacks since April 14 in or around West Mosul in Iraq.

2017-05-22 00:00:00

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