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URGENT – Muthanna chemical weapons facility liberated from ISIS control

Representational file photo
Representational file photo

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Baghdad Operations Command confirmed that the armored force of the 9th Division and a regiment of the Federal Police managed to free the Muthanna chemical weapons facility from ISIS control. The facility is located on the Samarra/Al-Therthar road which lies about 60 km away from Baghdad.

On Tuesday, the commander of the Baghdad Operations Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Al-Shammari said in a press statement, followed by IraqiNews.com, that his forces will begin clearing the road of explosives, noting that “opening the Samarra/Jabber road will only lead to breaking the cordon around the unites located in the Japanese bridge and Al-Therthar road.”

The United States has already expressed concern about ISIS’ seizure of Muthanna chemical weapons facility after the 10th June events, but the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations underestimated the chemicals contained therein stressing that “it does not represent danger or security threat.”



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