Report: ISIL Launches Chlorine Gas Attack in Iraq

Report: ISIL Launches Chlorine Gas Attack in Iraq

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Reports coming out of Iraq suggest that the ISIL terrorists have shelled a city in the western province of Anbar with chlorine gas-imbued missiles. The attack is said to have targeted a district with trapped and starving civilians.

This is not the first time that the Takfiri militants are reported to be using chemicals against people, as Iraq previously confirmed a chlorine gas attack against security forces dating September 15.

This time, however, the attack could have targeted civilians besieged by the militants, RT reported.

“The ISIL terrorists bombarded Baghdadi district of western Anbar province with mortar shells loaded with chlorine gas,” reported late on Wednesday, citing an unnamed security official.

“Baghdadi district suffers from lack of food staff, medical supplies and milk for children which caused death for four children,” the security source said, adding that the people are also suffering from water shortages due to ISIL.

The militants reportedly stopped local water pumps and positioned snipers to prevent authorities from entering the area to fix them.

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