US to investigate claims IS used 'chemical weapons' in Iraq

October 24, 2014 4:56 PM

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US to investigate claims IS used 'chemical weapons' in Iraq

The United States is to investigate whether militant group Islamic State (IS) used chemical weapons in Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

Mr Kerry said he was looking into "extremely serious" allegations that IS attacked Iraqi police officers with chlorine gas last month.

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