US official: 'IS making and using chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria'

September 10, 2015 10:27 PM

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There is a growing belief within the US government that the Islamic State militant group is making and using crude chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, a US official has told the BBC.

The US has identified at least four occasions on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border where IS has used mustard agents, the official said.

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