Iraqi Kurds say Islamic State used chlorine gas against them

March 15, 2015 8:54 AM

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Iraqi Kurds say Islamic State used chlorine gas against them

ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish authorities said on Saturday they had evidence that Islamic State had used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against their peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq in January.

The Security Council of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region said in a statement to Reuters that the peshmerga had taken soil and clothing samples after an Islamic State car bombing attempt on Jan. 23.

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