U.S. strikes Islamic State chemical weapons capabilities: Pentagon

March 10, 2016 7:46 PM

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WASHINGTON The United States has carried out air strikes that it believes have degraded the chemical weapons capabilities of Islamic State in Iraq after using information obtained from a captured militant, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

U.S.-led coalition forces detained Sulayman Dawud al Bakkar, Islamic State's head of chemical and traditional weapons manufacturing, during an operation in Iraq in February, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement.

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