ISIS Allegedly Used Chemical Weapons In Mosul Battle, Injuring Civilians 

 

ISIS Allegedly Used Chemical Weapons In Mosul Battle, Injuring Civilians – NBC News

 

ISIS militants used chemical weapons during the battle for the city of Mosul last week, injuring a number of civilians, according to a senior Iraqi security official.

The official’s assessment comes after the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), issued a statement last week saying that their workers had treated patients from Mosul who were suffering from symptoms consistent with exposure to a toxic chemical agent.

Over a number of days last week, the ICRC said it treated 15 such patients.

“The first cases who arrived were a mother and her five children, aged from 1 month to 11 years,” Iolanda Jaquemet, an ICRC spokeswoman, told NBC News.

“It was certainly [the result of] a toxic chemical agent, because their symptoms were absolutely clear. People had blisters, they vomited. They had irritation in the eyes and coughed,” she added.

The World Health Organization said in a statement that it was “extremely alarmed by the use of chemical weapons in Mosul, where innocent civilians are already facing unimaginable suffering.”

The statement added that “the use of chemical weapons is a war crime.”

Both the WHO and ICRC said that the patients’ symptoms were consistent with exposure to a blistering agent.

 

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