Monday, August 17, 2015
YET more on the allegations ISIL has used mustard agent against the Kurds. Thanks to Freeper.
It has been CONFIRMED. Kurds in Syria [YPG] having come under chemical attack in Syria and Iraq.
"Islamic State confirmed to have used mustard gas against Kurds in Syria"
"The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) used mustard agent in its fight against a Kurdish militia in Syria, testing has confirmed."
"Unnamed US government officials involved in investigating alleged chemical weapon use by ISIL in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh confirmed mustard gas had been used"
"Mustard gas, used during World War One, can cause blisters, blindness and respiratory damage and is an internationally-banned chemical weapon."
"Last month, members of a Syrian Kurdish militia, the People's Defence Units or YPG, reported that projectiles fired by ISIL's jihadists had released 'a yellow gas with a strong smell of onions.'"
POISON GAS AGAINST WHICH THE KURDS WILL HAVE NO PROTECTION WHATSOEVER.
This does represent a MARKED ESCALATION IN HOSTILITIES FOR WHICH THE RESPONSE OF THOSE COMBATANTS DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY INVOLVED WILL BE?