Germany confirms Peshmerga fighting ISIS were attacked by chemical weaponsThis spring, the Kurdish government informed its allies that Peshmerga forces were attacked with chlorine gas. Late last year, ISIS repotedly seized an Iraqi chemical weapons factory with about 2,500 rockets, containing the deadly nerve agent Sarin.
About 80 German soldiers are stationed in the Kurdistan Region to train the Peshmerga forces. Germany is one of the few countries supplying the Kurdish troops directly through Erbil and not through the Iraqi central government in Bagdad.
Friday, August 14, 2015
WMDs in Iraq
remember when that was a lie of the Bush Administration? From one of the Kurdish news agencies (a group with experience of being on the receiving end of Iraqi chemical weapons):