Official: ISIL Using Mustard Gas in Withdrawal from Anbar University
The ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has used the poisonous mustard gas during withdrawal from Al-Anbar University, an Iraqi official disclosed.
“The Iraqi troops were exposed to mustard gas in the munitions fired by the ISIL as they were winning back the Anbar University,” Samir al-Shavili, a media advisor of Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism, told FNA on Sunday.
He said after a thorough physical examination of the Iraqi soldiers who had taken part in Anbar university operation it came to be known that the ISIL had used mustard gas against the Iraqi forces.
Meantime, Iraqi security expert Abdulkarim al-Jabouri, told FNA that the ISIL has used mustard gas several times against the Iraqi troops so far.
Earlier today, the Iraqi army started fresh military operations to take control of a strategic region in al-Anbar province, and killed tens of ISIL Takfiri terrorists in fierce clashes.
The army backed by warplanes are advancing in Anbar province towards al-Khalediya region which is currently under the control of the ISIL terrorists.
The Iraqi officials announced that at least 45 Takfiri terrorists have been killed and their strongholds have been destroyed in the Iraqi army raid.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.