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Mustard gas ‘used in Iraq’ in August

Mustard gas ‘used in Iraq’ in August

🕔11:30, 16.Feb 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands: Mustard gas was used in two attacks in Iraq near the Kurdish capital of Arbil in August last year, sources close to the world’s chemical watchdog said on Monday.

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Iraqi Kurds say Islamic State used chlorine gas against them

Iraqi Kurds say Islamic State used chlorine gas against them

🕔19:08, 15.Mar 2015

ARBIL, Iraq: Iraqi Kurdish authorities said on Saturday they had evidence that Islamic State had used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against their peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq in January.

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Obama orders air strikes on ISIL in Iraq

Obama orders air strikes on ISIL in Iraq

🕔07:17, 8.Aug 2014

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had authorized “targeted” U.S. air strikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq and military airdrops of humanitarian supplies to besieged religious minorities there to prevent a “potential act of genocide.”

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