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    Daesh attacked a village in the central Iraqi Salah ad Din province with the shells of chlorine gas, killing at least three people, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Alsumaria television channel, the terrorists fired at the village over 15 mortar shells containing chemical chlorine.

    "The IS fired [on Saturday] a village… in Al-Shirqat District with more than 15 mortar shells, some of those containing toxic chemical chlorine… As a result of firing three people were killed, two were wounded, among them women and children. Material damage was done, as well," a source told Alsumaria television channel.

    On Friday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that Daesh militants had used chemicals in at least three attacks on the Iraqi town of Qayyarah some 37 miles south of Mosul, which led to a number of civilian injuries.

    The use of chemicals in these attacks violates the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention and would be considered a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the customary laws of war.


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