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OPCW: ISIS used chemical weapons against civilians in Taza, Iraq

Archival photo.
Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Thursday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights announced, that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Netherlands acknowledged that ISIS had used chemical weapons and toxic substances against civilians in Taza area in southern Kirkuk during the month of March, while warned of ISIS chemical weapons production.

The High Commissioner for Human Rights member Masroor Aswad said in a press statement folloed by IraqiNews.com, “The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) acknowledged that the ISIS gangs have already used chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria,” noting that, “ISIS used chemical weapons in Taza area while targeting civilians on the 8th of March, 2016, killing three children and injuring more than 1,500 people.”



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