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1144, 06 Nov 15

Mustard Gas Used in Syria

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The August 21 incident in Marea, a town about 28 miles (45 kilometers) north of Aleppo, exposed at least two people “to sulfur mustard, and there is reason to believe that a baby might have also suffered and died as a result,” according to an official with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

The report doesn’t assign blame and even mention any force involved in Syria’s messy, years-long civil war — including ISIS, the terrorist group that’s taken over swaths of the country, or fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

“It’s very serious because mustard gas is a known chemical weapon,” the OPCW official said. “It’s obviously very, very dangerous and extremely toxic, so it’s a new level of concern.”


1144, 06 November 2015

1 Comment

  1. Northern Pike

    Who did it?

    The side we should be supporting? The side we should be opposing?

    Should we even be taking sides in this mess?

    The only thing people in that part of the world hate more than Americans is each other.

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