Islamic State used poison gas in northeast Syria: Kurds, monitor

July 17, 2015 10:31 PM

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BEIRUT A Syrian Kurdish militia said on Saturday the Islamic State jihadist group had used poison gas in attacks in late June in northeastern Syria.

The YPG militia said poison gas had been used in attacks on June 28 and June 29 against YPG-held areas in the northeastern province of Hasaka. Redur Xelil, the YPG spokesman, said the type of chemical used had not been accurately determined.

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