Kurdish Peshmerga fighters firing at ISIS positions near Mosul. File photo
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DUHOK – Iraqi Kurdistan’s Peshmerga army forces hit a chemical weapons facility for the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group, an official said on Sunday.
Speaking to ARA News, Peshmerga officer Hadi Darwari said their forces bombed a main chemical weapons facility held by ISIS in northern Iraq.
“The Peshmerga army hit the facility with dozens of heavy artillery shells. Huge explosions followed the bombardment,” Darwari said.
The targeted chemical facility is located in the Qabousiyah district near Shingal (Sinjar) in northwestern Iraq.
The Peshmerga officer told ARA News that their troops are preparing to launch similar attacks on other ISIS weapons storage centers that are believed to contain chemical agents.
“The strategic operations will continue to include the villages of Ta al-Khashar, Tal al-Qasab and Ain Fathi, where Daesh (ISIS) stores a large deal of heavy weapons, ammunitions and chemical agents,” he said.
This comes just two days after ISIS militants hit Taza Khurmatu town south of Kirkuk province with mustard gas, causing the injury of more than 400 people.
Reporting by: Sozbin Cheleng
Source: ARA News