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Tags: ML | Islamic State | Kurds

IS Group Accused of Using Chemical Weapons on Iraqi Kurds

IS Group Accused of Using Chemical Weapons on Iraqi Kurds
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter monitors his surrounding at the top of Mount Zardak, about 15 miles east of Mosul. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

Thursday, 13 August 2015 01:02 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The German Defense Ministry and Kurdish fighters say the Islamic State group may have used chemical weapons in an attack in northern Iraq.

A ministry statement on Thursday says some 60 Kurdish fighters suffered from breathing difficulties as a result of the attack. It says none of the German soldiers training the Kurds in the area 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of the city of Irbil were hurt or in danger.

Kurdish security official Hiwa Qaraji says IS militants attacked the Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, near the town of Makhmour late Wednesday, wounding four.

Neither Kurdish nor German officials would specify the type of chemical weapons that may have been used in the attack or provide further details.

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The German Defense Ministry and Kurdish fighters say the Islamic State group may have used chemical weapons in an attack in northern Iraq.A ministry statement on Thursday says some 60 Kurdish fighters suffered from breathing difficulties as a result of the attack. It says...
ML, Islamic State, Kurds
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2015-02-13
Thursday, 13 August 2015 01:02 PM
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