Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Syria

ISIS chemical weapons attack on Syrian air field

By Rudaw 5/4/2016
A Peshmerga soldier wears gas mask in a trench near to Mekhmur. Photo: Rudaw
A Peshmerga soldier wears gas mask in a trench near to Mekhmur. Photo: Rudaw
LONDON – Islamic State (ISIS) militants attacked a Syrian military airbase in Deir Ezzor province with poison gas, wounding soldiers who suffered breathing problems, Russia’s official Ria-Novosti news agency reported, citing a military source.

It quoted the unidentified source as saying that the militants lobbed shells loaded with a “poisonous chemical substance” at the base, after an earlier assault there was foiled by air raids.

It added that “a number of soldiers were choking” after the attack.

If confirmed, this would not be the first time that ISIS has used chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq.

Kirkuk Governor Najmuddin Karim said last month that ISIS had used chemical weapons on the Turkmen Shiite village of Taza in northern Iraq.

Last February, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed reports that ISIS had been using chemical weapons against Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq throughout 2015.

It said in October that ISIS had deployed mustard gas in the town of Marea, near Aleppo, reporting that the death of a baby there was “very likely” from the poison gas.

Comments

 
Foo | 5/4/2016
So when can we expect the UN and NATO to step in and put a stop to these war crimes? It's time to go in and wipe ISIS off the face of the earth. And the entire world needs to step up and help.

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Ashour Malek. Lebanon | 3/22/2017 3:20:30 AM
The entire north Iraq belongs to the Assyrian people, yet they live in their own ancestral land as a second class citizens, and deprived from any...
Mesopotamia | 3/22/2017 5:22:17 AM
Statement made in 2:03 has no historical basis and it's a total nonsense. Hopefully the person is not a historian. Medes entered Iran ~ 1200 BC and...
3,000 year old tombs unearthed at Erbil construction site
| 20/3/2017 | (3)
JPL | 3/22/2017 1:19:54 AM
Those are not tourists you dumb ass. Those are Kurds from Rojhilat. The only non Kurdish tourists that venture into Kurdistan are Arab IDP and ISIS...
abc | 3/22/2017 3:47:14 AM
Kurdistan could get 1 million tourists with the right planning.
Kurdish tourist industry slowly recovering after two years of decline
| yesterday at 10:50 | (3)
Terence Mc Mahon | 3/21/2017 11:16:44 PM
Wow, that's sounds fantastic. I love the idea that the fires would be lit up with no regard to borders. Stay strong Kurdish brothers and unite. From...
Newroz | 3/22/2017 3:37:11 AM
Newroz piroz be
VIDEO: Centuries of Newroz fire fueling Kurdish spirit of resistance, survival
| 20/3/2017 | (2)
Kajik | 3/21/2017 10:23:15 PM
UN is an corrupt organization that only benefits the best paying country's. Why aren't UN concerned about the non implementation of article 140?...
Rebwar | 3/22/2017 1:44:16 AM
The UN is concerned about raising Kurdish flag in a Kurdish city? Why isn't the UN concerned about Turkey committing war crimes in Kurdish cities and...
UN cautions against flying Kurdish flag in Kirkuk
| yesterday at 06:54 | (7)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

Kurdish vocalist Aynur Dogan receives prestigious award for excellence 15/3/2017 | (1)

Kurdish vocalist Aynur Dogan receives prestigious award for excellence

Her music focuses on the life and suffering of more
UPDATED: Iraqi forces control New Mosul, struggle to enter Old City 14/3/2017 | (2)

UPDATED: Iraqi forces control New Mosul, struggle to enter Old City

They are facing a scaled-up, aggressive use of more
PUK and Iraqi PM Abadi agree to keep Kirkuk’s oil flow to Turkey 8/3/2017 | (8)

PUK and Iraqi PM Abadi agree to keep Kirkuk’s oil flow to Turkey

Oil ministry has added a processing unit with 10k more
0.234 seconds