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ISIS planning to launch deadly gas attacks

ISIS could be planning devastating chemical gas attacks in a desperate last bid to maintain the jihadists’ final stronghold in Iraq.
 
In an exclusive dispatch from outside the Mosul fortress, a journalist who spoke to brave medics working on the front-line to liberate the city from the terrorists’ grip.
 
A General told him that he received intelligence suggesting ISIS are planning chemical gas attacks in Mosul.
 
Their commander, General Mustafa, revealed that Iraqi forces have received worrying information suggesting cornered Islamic State thugs may be preparing for a deadly final assault.
 
“We have had intelligence recently that ISIS maybe planning to use gas“, Gen. Mustafa said.
 
“I have ordered all my men to wear masks if they are coming to the front.”

Earlier an Iraqi military officer claimed that Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly-liberated area in western Mosul in April.

The officer with the anti-terrorism forces said that the attack occurred the night before in the al-Abar neighborhood, when IS fired a rocked loaded with chlorine. He said seven soldiers suffered breathing problems and were treated in a nearby field clinic.

The officer spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to release information.

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces are currently battling IS militants in the more densely-populated western half of Mosul. Iraqi officials say more than half of western Mosul has been retaken. The extremists were driven out of the eastern half of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, in January.

Although the use of toxic chemicals as weapons dates back thousands of years, the first large scale use of chemical weapons was during World War I.They were primarily used to demoralize, injure, and kill entrenched defenders, against whom the indiscriminate and generally very slow-moving or static nature of gas clouds would be most effective. The types of weapons employed ranged from disabling chemicals, such as tear gas, to lethal agents like phosgene, chlorine, and mustard gas. This chemical warfare was a major component of the first global war and first total war of the 20th century.

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