Islamic State ‘using chlorine gas’ in Iraq roadside bombs

Iraqi officials have shown the BBC footage, which they say proves Islamic State militants are using chlorine gas in roadside bomb attacks.

The videos show bomb disposal teams carrying out controlled explosions, which send plumes of orange smoke into the air.

The bombs contain small concentrations of a chemical agent and in open ground are unlikely to be lethal.

Experts say they are designed to create fear rather than harm.

There have been multiple reports that IS has been deploying chlorine gas since late last year, but Iraqi officials say their footage confirms its use.

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  • Hey. It’s just Muslims killing other Muslims.

    Muslims routinely have proved they will use whatever they have, to kill anyone they want to kill.

    So. What’s new?

  • mauser 98

    root problems,,they need a job

  • AmicusC

    “The bombs contain small concentrations of a chemical agent and in open ground are unlikely to be lethal”
    this is the problem they should be using more and we should only be using airstrikes. why should we care that a number of crazy muzzies want to kill other muzzies in horrible ways.

  • eMan14

    But it’s only bad if al-Assad uses them.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    ISIS continues to give jihad a bad name. That’s why there is so much denial about its Islamic character, including by Obama.

  • The Goat

    I love how journalists call themselves “experts” and try to tell us that the chemical weapons are designed to create fear rather than harm.

    Nothing to see here folks.

  • If the First World War has taught me anything, this is not good.

    How is that degrading thing coming along?