Report: Terrorist ISIL Trying to Make Biological Weapons in Iraq
“The ISIL Takfiri militants executed head of the physics department at Mosul University because he refrained from cooperating with them in developing biological weapons,” the Arabic-language Al-Sumeriya news website quoted a local source in Nineveh province as saying on Friday.
The ISIL occupied the city of Mosul on June 10; it has killed a large number of university professors, experts and physicians for not cooperating with them.
The ISIL has made extensive efforts to gain access to different kinds of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) ever since the terrorist group occupied parts of Syria and Iraq.
In September, a UN official announced that the ISIL had evidently manufactured and used chemical agents at least four times during attacks on Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq.
Several reports by the Kurdish forces fighting the ISIL indicated the terrorist group’s use of chemical weapons, sparking an investigation by the UN
A UN official said that at least four ISIL-led attacks using powdered mustard agents have been documented on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border.
“We assess that they have an active chemical weapons little research cell that they’re working on to try and get better at it,” he said.
Activists reported that the radical group is most likely using stockpiles found in Syria and Iraq, after taking over large territories in both countries and establishing its alleged Caliphate.
In June, the ISIL militants reportedly used chemical weapons during attacks on headquarters of the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the Northeastern Syrian province of Hasaka.