French Defense Minister: Daash used mustard gas and chlorine in Iraq
Baghdad / AFP
He told Odrian told the French military personnel training Peshmerga forces in Arbil that "Daash uses all means. Here we have evidence of the use of chemical weapons against civilians , local forces . "
as an officer in the French special forces that accompany and keep pace with the Peshmerga on the front line pointed to" increasing the frequency of " the use of chemical weapons.
According to a French military source said the militant group began, after the use of chlorine (used industrially as well) is used for the first mustard inherited from World war he said , adding "we saw very well what happened with this article and that."
He said military another French declined to be named , "what gas bombing carried out by Saddam Hussein 'sfresh in the minds of the Kurds continues. Fdaash play on this tendon , trying to keep the Peshmerga in astate of fear."
the trains French Peshmerga defender 20 mm and deal with the homemade explosive, as well as abolish the"dramatize" the chemical threat and avoid panic when less warning.
In February , accused the US intelligence coordinator James Clapper , the director of the Central intelligence agency (CIA) , John Brennan publicly regulation for the first time using chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, especially mustard gas.
field went to Odrian to the front line in the Arbil region , about 20 km from Mosul , a stronghold of thejihadists in Iraq.
the senior Iraqi military officer in Baghdad handed over to Odrian war booty is the banner to regulate Daash found after liberation gray. ,
and discuss with the French minister of Iraqi Kurdistan , Massoud Barzani , head of the ongoing military campaign. He said after the meeting to the press , "our work to develop how to proceed with the restoration of the land Daash." Barzani also announced a new French shipments of ammunition, uniforms and night -vision gear up in June. And delivered to France since 2014 to the Peshmerga dozens of cannons 20 mm machine guns of 12.7. The
French take about 10% of the training of Iraqi forces efforts within the alliance that the US - led against al Daash, these military assistance to modest enable them to have access to information to assess the situation on the ground.