Iraqi forces discover chemical warfare agent in Mosul

Jan 28, 2017

Iraqi forces discover chemical warfare agent in Mosul

Iraqi forces discovered a mustard chemical warfare agent in eastern Mosul alongside a cache of Russian surface-to-surface missiles, an Iraqi officer said Saturday. Iraqi and U.S. officials have repeatedly warned of Islamic State group efforts to develop chemical weapons. When Iraqi forces retook Mosul ...

China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed

Jan 17, 2017

China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed

China’s military said Tuesday that more than 2,500 abandoned Japanese wartime chemical weapons collected from northern China, including Beijing and the port city of Tianjin, have been destroyed in a four-year disposal process. Japan and China have been working together on the biggest chemical ...

Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

Jan 14, 2017

Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect President Bashar Assad and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, according to a document seen by Reuters. A joint inquiry for the United Nations and ...

Nov 12, 2016

Watchdog slams Syrian regime, Islamic State for chemical arms use

The executive body of the global chemical arms watchdog on Friday took the unprecedented step of condemning Syria and Islamic State jihadis for using toxic weapons, demanding increased inspections. The leading body of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons also voiced concern ...

Sep 29, 2016

Pentagon: Tests confirm no mustard agent in Iraq attack

The Pentagon says that an Islamic State rocket that hit a military base used by hundreds of U.S. troops in northern Iraq did not contain any sulfur chemical agent, as initially feared. U.S. officials had said that an oily substance found on a fragment ...