Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State insurgents in a cluster of villages in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk on Wednesday, bent on securing territory they have gained in the course of rolling back the jihadists since last summer.
In 2013, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin brokered a deal under which Assad supposedly destroyed all his chemical weapons but inspectors said later they had not been able to verify the destruction of mustard agent, which creates the gas.
ISIS militants threw nine men charged with being gay from a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday (23 August), according to local media reports. “Any use of chemical and biological materials as a weapon is inconsistent with global standards and norms”.
A flurry of reports are coming out hyping former US soldier Ryan O’Leary, who participated in the US occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and, hearing about the ISIS war, just unilaterally went over there to help the Kurds fight ISIS.
Mustard gas, or sulfur mustard, has been classified as a chemical warfare agent by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
O’Leary insists there is “no difference” between Iran and ISIS, and that he is patrolling the Iran-Iraq border on the lookout for “Iranian aggression” at all times.