ISIS accused of new gas attacks on Kurds near Mosul

Islamic State jihadists have renewed attacks with chemical weapons on Kurdish positions in northern Iraq, sending a warning in advance of allies’ plans to attack Mosul.

Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as the Peshmerga, say they have been hit twice in one week by what appeared to be chlorine gas, most recently on Tuesday night.

The after-effects of the second attack, on a village near the town of Gwer south east of Mosul, was witnessed by Hamish de Bretton Gordon, a former British Army colonel who now gives training to forces like the Peshmerga.