Iraqi militia seize ISIS chemical weapons store

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https://www.rt.com/news/333632-iraq-isis-chemical-weapon/

Iraqi militia fighters have captured two locations with vast deposits of highly toxic agents used by Islamic State terrorists to arm mortar shells and rockets, potentially for use against civilian targets.

A sweep of the industrial area of the city of Ramadi in central Iraq, which a short while ago was controlled by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISISL) militants, brought more evidence that the terror group is waging chemical warfare on Iraqi militia and civilians.

Officers of the volunteer corps discovered two warehouses with stockpiles of plastic canisters containing Vinyltrichlorosilane (designated as “Corrosive” UN 1305), a caustic chemical capable of causing serious injury.

Inhalation of Vinyltrichlorosilane causes irritation of mucous membranes and contact with the body causes severe burns of the eyes and skin. Ingestion can lead to serious burns to the mouth and stomach. The chemical reacts violently with water, steam or moist air, generating hydrochloric acid fumes that are highly flammable. If burned, Vinyltrichlorosilane can form toxic chlorine and phosgene gases.

“This chemical is used by Daesh [Arabic acronym for ISIS]. They load it into their mortar shells and rockets to attack civilians and militia. Even if not contacted directly, when sprayed it causes suffocation,” one officer explained to Sputnik Arabic news agency, which obtained exclusive footage of the find.

The video shows that on the militia’s arrival to the chemical depot some of the canisters are empty, obviously already used by jihadists.

A source in Iraq’s security services said that one of the depots with dangerous chemicals has already been evacuated to a secure location by the 16th Division of the Iraqi Army. The source noted that access to the warehouse was rigged with explosives and had to be de-mined.

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these were found in iraq not syria but the claims of assad using chemical weapons isnt even close to being factual..do they forget all of syrias chemical weapons were removed years ago?..its been the black flag wavers every time during the last 5-6 years..assad has no reason to use them and hasnt..in my opinion..

“A sweep of the industrial area of the city of Ramadi in central Iraq, which a short while ago was controlled by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISISL) militants, brought more evidence that the terror group is waging chemical warfare on Iraqi militia and civilians.”

yep..

“The chemical reacts violently with water, steam or moist air, generating hydrochloric acid fumes that are highly flammable. If burned, Vinyltrichlorosilane can form toxic chlorine and phosgene gases.”

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~ by seeker401 on February 27, 2016.

2 Responses to “Iraqi militia seize ISIS chemical weapons store”

  1. Can they not trace these chemicals to find their source? Who is selling ISIS chemical weapons, or the components for them?
    As a personal bet, I’d say they were coming from Turkey, and could probably be traced back further to chemical supply companies in Europe, most likely France or Germany.
    But that’s just my guess.

  2. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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