We’ve gotten a lot of warnings about this, but it looks like it’s finally confirmed that ISIS is using chemical weapons on the Kurds.
Fox News reports on it:
Here’s a report on how the U.S. is targeting their chemical weapons development capabilities from a fortnight ago:
The U.S. military has conducted airstrikes against targets it believes are crucial to ISIS’ chemical weapons program based on information provided by a senior ISIS operative involved in chemical weapons, several U.S. officials told CNN.
The U.S. captured the operative in Iraq three weeks ago, the first since a team of Special Operations forces recently began operating in northern Iraq.Officials told CNN that his name is Sleiman Daoud Al-Bakkar. One official called him “the key leader,” but others could not say if he runs the entire chemical weapons program for ISIS.The information he provided to interrogators has given the U.S. enough information to begin striking ISIS areas in Iraq associated with the group’s chemical weapons program. One U.S. official said the goal is to locate, target and carry out strikes that will result in the destruction of ISIS’s entire chemical weapons enterprise — mainly mustard agent ISIS produces itself.It was not immediately clear if the U.S. was able to strike all of the necessary targets. Intelligence and surveillance of the targets had indicated in some Iraqi locations that civilians were present at prospective sites, officials told CNN.While the goal is to end ISIS’ capability to manufacture and use mustard agent, the actual targets being struck include people, facilities and vehicles. The agent itself is made in relatively small quantities and has a fairly short shelf life, the U.S. government believes.
Here’s another report on the terrible development:
How soon will it be before our leaders’ fecklessness results in a chemical attack in Europe or America?