Representatives of the command of the Kurdish forces of self-defence and the doctors say that the militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state» in the battle for the city of Sinjar in Northern Iraq used chemical weapons.
According to these testimonies, February 12, Kurdish militias came under mortar attack ISIS. After that 30 of them developed symptoms of poisoning, nine fighters had to be hospitalized.
In hospital of the city of Dohuk they arrived with dizziness, vomiting and itching. Doctors believe that these symptoms indicate the influence of chlorine gas. Eventually this will become clear after analysis of the clothing of the victims.
In the words of one militia Colonel Luqman Cooley, after the fall of the projectile, everything was in white smoke. He felt a burning sensation in the eyes and chest, and his breathing was stuffy, he fell to the ground and lost consciousness.