Germany Confirms ISIS Used Mustard Gas in Attack

Revelation 6:3-4 NCV When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take away peace (prosperity, rest) from the earth and to make people kill each other (butcher, slaughter, to maim violently, in streets), and he was given a big sword (assassins sword, terrorist, loud, mighty, sore afraid).

Germany’s foreign intelligence service (BND) has confirmed that Islamic terrorist group ISIS used chemical weapons during an attack on Kurds in Iraq.

BND officials say that blood samples taken from Kurds wounded during clashes with ISIS and confirmed the traces of the poison.

The confirmation by German officials follows reports from the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders that four patients were treated at a hospital in northern Syria from exposure to mustard gas.  They said that two parents and their daughters showed up an hour after an attack with symptoms of a chemical attack:  respiratory difficulties, inflamed skin, red eyes and conjunctivitis.  The symptoms continued to worsen even with treatment in the following few hours.

Fox News posted graphic photos they claim show the effects of the gas while quoting an official with a private military intelligence organization about the use of chemicals by ISIS.

“The Kurdish forces have been attacked multiple times with chemical weapons – the last time was a week ago,” said Tony Schiena of MOSAIC. “They are horrified, not only by the Islamic State’s use of mustard gas, but also chlorine, as well as another unidentified chemical agent they were told by foreign advisors could be sarin.”

The U.S. Defense Department wouldn’t confirm ISIS using mustard gas but said they have reviewed reports.

“While we will not comment on intelligence or operational matters, let us be clear: Any use by any party, be it state or non-state actor, of a chemical as a weapon of any kind is an abhorrent act,” Pentagon spokeswoman Cmdr. Elissa Smith said. “Given the alleged behavior of ISIL and other such groups in the region, any such flagrant disregard for international standards and norms is reprehensible.”

“More than 60 partners are contributing to this coalition along the key lines of effort including military support, countering ISIL’s finances, countering foreign fighters flows, exposing ISIL’s true nature, and providing humanitarian support,” Smith added.

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