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Watchdog: Syria’s Assad Still Has Chemical Weapons

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad still has the capability to launch chemical weapon attacks, according to a summary of a confidential watchdog report provided to the United Nations.

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Russia to Work With US on Response to Syria Gas Attacks Report

Russia said on Thursday it is prepared to work with the United States at the United Nations on how to respond to a report that blamed Syrian government forces for two chlorine gas attacks and ISIS militants for using sulfur mustard gas.

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Concern In The North: Islamic State Cells In The Golan Could Use Chemical Weapons

The Jerusalem Post reports: The security echelon in Israel has estimated that the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, an Islamist organization that identifies with ISIS in the southern Golan in Syria, has acquired some of Syrian President Basher Assad’s chemical weapons stockpile, Channel 10 reported on Tuesday.

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Report: ISIS, Rebels Used Chemical Weapons in Syria

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) showed Reuters a report that claims the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and another rebel group in Syria used chemical weapons.

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‘Credible Information’: ISIS Used Mustard Gas in Attack on Kurds

Senior U.S. officials believe the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) deployed mustard gas against Kurdish fighters this week in what would be the first confirmed use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) by the terror state. There were also reports last month of possible chlorine gas deployment by ISIS in Iraq, but those reports have not yet been confirmed, and Reuters points out that “chlorine is not a banned chemical agent.”

raqi Sunni and Shiite fighters pose for a photo with an Islamic State (IS) group flag in the Al-Alam town, northeast of the Iraqi city of Tikrit, on March 17, 2015 after recapturing the town from IS fighters earlier in the month. Loyalists had already failed three times to retake …

U.S. believes ISIS Used Mustard Agent in Iraq attack – WSJ

The United States believes Islamic State militants likely used mustard agent in an attack on Kurdish forces in Iraq earlier this week, the first indication the militant group has obtained a banned chemical weapon, the Wall Street Journal reported on