BY SEAN BROWN / OCTOBER 13, 2014
As the Islamic State terrorist organization continues its advances across Iraq and Syria with the fate of the Syrian city of Kobani hanging in the balance, a chilling report has been released saying the group used an extremely brutal tactic against the Kurdish forces in the area back in July.
The Global Research in International Affairs Center reports that in their most serious attempt to overtake Kobani, the Islamic State used some sort of chemical agent (weapons of mass destruction) against the Kurds of the YPG (Peoples’ Protection Units) in their July 12 offensive, according to a special report from the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA Journal).
A medical team that was established by Nisan Ahmed to examine the fallen fighters discovered that they hadn’t died from gunshot wounds or traditional munitions. His team noted that “burns and white spots on the bodies of the dead indicated the use of chemicals, which led to death without any visible wounds or external bleeding.”
Photos released of the bodies show large burns and peeling skin, both of which are consistent with the use of chemical agents. Israeli experts who have seen the photos say they were most likely caused by mustard (blistering agent).
According to the GLORIA-Center, Islamic State militants likely transferred the weapons from the al-Muthanna compound which was captured by the terrorist group in June.
According to a UN report compiled after the departure of UN inspectors and quoted by Associated Press, bunker 41 contained “2,000 empty 155mm artillery shells contaminated with the chemical warfare agent mustard, 605 one-tonne mustard containers with residues, and heavily contaminated construction material.”
Obama’s State Department had tried to downplay the concern over the Islamic State possibly having weapons of mass destruction in their possession after seizing the facility when spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the “degraded chemical remnants” would be “difficult, if not impossible, to safely use this for military purposes or, frankly, to move it.”
However, a 2007 CIA report stated differently. It said that the precursor agents and production facilities at al-Muthanna weren’t completely destroyed during Desert Storm. It also said that they couldn’t determine what happened to old munitions, chemicals, and materials that were stored there due to the looting done by the Iraqi people.
The CIA report further stated:
Stockpiles of chemical munitions are still stored there. The most dangerous ones have been declared to the UN and are sealed in bunkers. Although declared, the bunkers contents have yet to be confirmed.
Numerous bunkers, including eleven cruciform shaped bunkers were exploited. Some of the bunkers were empty. Some of the bunkers contained large quantities of unfilled chemical munitions.
As the GLORIA-Center notes, there has been no evidence that the situation at the facility has changed since 2007, when the CIA report was released. Further, the recent evidence that chemical weapons were in fact used against the Kurds would indicate that the Islamic State was in fact able to obtain the dangerous weapons, and they’re not afraid to use them if they have to; although, there hasn’t been any evidence of their use aside from this one incident.
Below are the graphic photos of the killed Kurdish fighters:
SOURCE | http://madworldnews.com/isis-syria-weapons-mass-destruction/