The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will present to the United Nations in mid-November a report stating that the Islamic State killed at least two people, including a child, in a chemical weapons attack on August 21st of this year in Syria. The attack took place in Marea near Aleppo.
The report, seen by Reuters, states that rebels involved in the attack said dozens of their fighters were also hurt. Doctors without Borders (MSF) reported treating a family who claimed that after a mortar hit their home “a yellow gas filled the living room.”
The question is, how did ISIS get its hands on chemical weapons? Were they left over from the Syrian stockpile? Did they make it themselves? “It raises the major question of where the sulphur mustard came from”, Reuters quoted from an OPCW source. “Either they (IS) gained the ability to make it themselves, or it may have come from an undeclared stockpile overtaken by IS. Both are worrying options.”
This development, coupled with the suspicion that ISIS was able to get a bomb on the doomed Russian airliner from Egypt, makes this group a direct threat to American interests around the world and our national security.
Not bad for the JV team huh President Obama? Damn, where’s W when you need him?
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