Washington Says Use of Mustard Gas by Islamic State 'Plausible'

August 14, 2015 3:25 AM

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Washington Says Use of Mustard Gas by Islamic State 'Plausible'

Washington: A US official deemed it "plausible" Thursday that the Islamic State group used mustard gas against Iraqi Kurd fighters this week.

"Based on previous information, we found these reports plausible," the official told AFP, referring to a Wall Street Journal story citing US and German sources that said the extremist group had used the banned chemical weapon.

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