Iraqi Jihadists ‘Trained By U.S.’ To Handle Chemical Weapons

ISIS In Iraq

Amid reports Islamist insurgents seized a former chemical weapons facility in Iraq, it may be instructive to recall that numerous major news media accounts previously documented the U.S. trained Mideast rebels on how to move chemical agents and even provided them with protective gear for the task.

Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly captured the Muthanna former chemical weapons complex, which the State Department says contains stockpiles of chemical munitions that are not considered militarily usable.

“We remain concerned about the seizure of any military site” by ISIS, said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. “We do not believe that the complex contains CW [chemical weapons] materials of military value and it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to safely move the materials.”

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