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BAGHDAD, IRAQ (Worthy News)– The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) occupy a chemical-weapons production facility built by Saddam Hussein, a complex U.S. officials said still contain a stockpile of old weapons, The Wall Street Journal reported.

U.S. officials don't believe the Sunni militants will be able to create a functional chemical weapon from the material. The weapons stockpiled at the Al Muthanna complex are old, contaminated and hard to move, officials said.

Nonetheless, the capture of the chemical-weapon stockpile by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, known as ISIS or ISIL, the militant group that is seizing territory in the country, has grabbed the attention of the U.S.

"We remain concerned about the seizure of any military site by the ISIL," Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said in a written statement. "We do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value and it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to safely move the materials." —Source

 

The jihadist group bringing terror to Iraq overran a Saddam Hussein chemical weapons complex on Thursday, gaining access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin.

“It is doubtful that Isis have the expertise to use a fully functioning chemical munition but there are materials on site that could be used in an improvised explosive device,” he told the Telegraph. “We have seen that Isis has used chemicals in explosions in Iraq before and has carried out experiments in Syria.” — Source

 

Related Sites —

MOD experts to help Iraqis destroy legacy chemical weapons – UK Ministry of Defense

Al Muthanna Chemical Weapons Complex – Central Intelligence Agency

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  • Pattie Armstead
    19 June 2014 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Why didn't the U.S. find them?

  • Pattie Armstead
    19 June 2014 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    I have never heard this before. I'll read it.

  • Pattie Armstead
    19 June 2014 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    My husband deployed three times. I don't want our troops going back over there. Iraqis need to fight for their own freedom.

  • Worthy News
    19 June 2014 at 1:25 pm - Reply
  • Worthy News
    19 June 2014 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    I understand Pattie, however why weren't these sites destroyed YEARS ago! It's 2014!

  • Pattie Armstead
    19 June 2014 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    This is news too me. The main stream media has not once said that the WMD's were found. I agree they should have been destroyed years ago.

  • Pattie Armstead
    19 June 2014 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    I still don't think it's our problem. We went over there twice. The surrounding Arab countries need to help their own people (if they cared about them).

  • Worthy News
    19 June 2014 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    I'm just trying to figure out why these sites weren't properly disposed of completely years ago?

  • Pattie Armstead
    19 June 2014 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    They should have destroyed them. Now they are in the hands of terrorist.

  • Tom Revalator
    19 June 2014 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    the germains built it

  • Worthy News
    19 June 2014 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Added to the Story — from the UK Telegraph — The jihadist group bringing terror to Iraq overran a Saddam Hussein chemical weapons complex on Thursday, gaining access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin.

  • Worthy News
    19 June 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    “It is doubtful that Isis have the expertise to use a fully functioning chemical munition but there are materials on site that could be used in an improvised explosive device,” he told the Telegraph. “We have seen that Isis has used chemicals in explosions in Iraq before and has carried out experiments in Syria.”

  • Scott Allen
    21 June 2014 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    It wouldn't really be too bad if they uncorked some of this stuff. That way it exonerates BUSH …. and at the same time …. it could kill off some of (hopefully alot ) the bad guys….

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