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    Daesh Attacks Iraqi Town of Taza With Chemical Weapons - Militia Spokesman

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    The Daesh militant group used chemical weapons for attack on the northern Iraqi town of Taza, a spokesman for Shiite militia al-Hashd ash-Shaabi said Saturday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — In February, CIA Director John Brennan said that Daesh had used chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq, and had capabilities to produce small amounts of mustard gas or chlorine gas and possibly export it to the Western countries.

    "Southern part of Taza has become the target for a heavy attack conducted by Daesh militants. During the attack, the terrorists have launched two missiles rigged with toxic substances from [the settlement of] Kasbah al-Bashir," Ali Huseini said, as quoted by the Alsumaria television broadcaster.

    Huseini added that the Iraqi authorities should take steps to provide the region with necessary security, as well as to liberate the region controlled by Daesh.

    Daesh is a terrorist group, which is outlawed in Russia and the United States among other countries. The group has seized large areas in Iraq and Syria and has proclaimed an Islamic caliphate on territories under its control.

    Daesh is notorious for numerous terror attacks, including the ones with the use of chemical weapons.

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