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May be using chemical weapons

13 Oct, 2014

Photos obtained by the the monitor MERIA indicate ISIS is using chemical weapons against Syrian Kurds in Kobani. MERIA Journal editor Jonathan Spyer says the Kurds are believed to have been killed in July with what ‘appears to be a case of mustard gas or some kind of blistering agent.’ The images show dead Syrian Kurds with large areas of white, blistered skin apparently having been burned away. Kurdish authority health minister:

Burns and white spots on the bodies of the dead [indicate] the use of chemicals which led to death without any visible wounds or external bleeding