The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is convinced Islamic State is possibly utilizing chemical weapons and often have deployed them.
ISIS could well be producing its own chemical weapons and often have utilized them in Iraq and Syria, as outlined by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
“Although they could not attribute this to [ISIS]… there are strong suspicions that they may have used it [chemical weapons],” OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu explained to AFP. “Secondly the suspicions are that they may have produced it themselves, which is extremely worrying.”
The watchdog’s member states “represent about 98% of the global population and landmass, as well as 98% of the worldwide chemical industry.”
There have been various reports of chemical agents being applied against both military targets and civilian populations in the locations where ISIS is fighting against Syrian forces, Kurdish units and others.
Earlier this year, Moroccan regulators arrested 10 men whom they claim were planning on carrying out a chemical attack in the North-African country.
The Syrian-American Medical Society is convinced ISIS has carried out “more than 160 attacks involving ‘poisonous or asphyxiating agents, such as sarin, chlorine, and mustard gas’ since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011.”