ISIS manufacturing its own chemical weapons

Syria chemical shellIslamic State is making its own chemical weapons, a global watchdog has revealed, warning the West should be vigilant for any attack.

A team of investigators at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said they had found evidence of the use of homemade sulphur mustard in attacks in Syria and Iraq.

“The suspicions are that (Isil) may have produced it themselves, which is extremely worrying,” Ahmet Uzumcu, the head of OPCW, said yesterday. “It proves that they have the technology, know-how and also access to the materials which might be used for the production of chemical weapons.”