Pentagon says captured Islamic State chemical weapons chief in February

March 10, 2016 7:24 PM

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WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Thursday it captured the Islamic State's chemical weapons chief in Iraq during an operation in February.

The capture of Sulayman Dawud al-Bakkar, also known as Abu Dawud, "removed a key ISIL leader from the battlefield," the Pentagon said in a statement, referring to the militant group by an acronym. He was transferred to Iraqi government custody earlier on Thursday, it said.

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