Suicide Bombing Kills 10 In Syria — ATW News

At least 10 people have been killed, and a further 20 wounded, following a suicide bombing, claimed by Islamic State, in northern Syria.

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US confirms IS used chemical rocket in attack on troops in Iraq

A rocket launched by Islamic State militants at American troops based in Iraq did contain a mustard agent, the US military has confirmed.

No-one was hurt in Tuesday’s attack on the Qayyarah air base near the IS stronghold of Mosul.

Marine Gen Joseph Dunford, chairman of US joint chiefs of staff, said the group’s capability to deliver chemical weapons was rudimentary.

But the attack, he added, was a “concerning development”.

IS has long been suspected of making and using crude chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, where it also controls territory.

Gen Dunford told the US Senate armed services committee on Thursday that the rocket had contained a “sulphur-mustard blister agent”.

Mustard agent in sufficient quantities can maim or kill by damaging skin, eyes and airways.

Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, has been under IS control for the past two years and the battle to retake it is expected to begin in the coming weeks.

US troops are providing assistance to local forces as they prepare for the offensive.

 

Attack on Syrian Medical Facility Kills 4 Staff — TIME

(BEIRUT) — A medical relief organization says four of its staff have been killed in an attack on a medical facility in Syria. The International Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations says an airstrike Tuesday night in northern Syria leveled a medical triage point in rebel-held territory outside the contested city of Aleppo. The…

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Multiple Bombings Kill 43 In Syria — ATW News

At least 43 people have been killed, after five bombings, four in government-held areas and one in a Kurdish-controlled city, in an hour, in Syria.

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Turkish Tanks Cross Into Syria in ‘New Phase’ Against ISIS — TIME

(ISTANBUL) — Turkish tanks crossed into Syria to the west of a frontier town seized from ISIS last week, in a “new phase” of an operation aimed at sealing off the last stretch of border controlled by the extremists. By nightfall, Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish forces seized seven villages from ISIS, according to…

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U.N. Calls for 48-Hour Ceasefire in Aleppo to Avoid ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ — TIME

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian chief on Monday urged all combatants in Aleppo to agree to a 48-hour pause to allow delivery of desperately needed aid, warning that otherwise the world risks seeing a “humanitarian catastrophe unparalleled in the over five years of bloodshed” in Syria. Stephen O’Brien said Aleppo is being bombed every…

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Turkey strikes Islamic State positions in Syria — MEMENEWS.ME

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