Kurds Say Evidence Of Islamic State Using Mustard Agent In Iraq

Iraqi Kurdish officials have said blood samples, taken from Kurdish peshmerga fighters, who were exposed to an Islamic State attack, in Iraq, have shown evidence of a mustard agent being used.

Islamic State fighters fired mortar rounds containing mustard agent at Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq during clashes in August, the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs said on Wednesday.

Blood samples taken from the approximately 35 Kurdish fighters who were exposed in the attack southwest of the regional capital Erbil, along with an examination of injuries, showed “signatures of sulfur mustard”, the body which oversees the Kurdish armed forces in northern Iraq said in a statement.

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