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Friday, 11 March 2016 19:36

Iraqi child dies in ISIL chemical attack

Iraqi child dies in ISIL chemical attack
A three-year-old Iraqi girl has succumbed to injuries she sustained during a chemical attack by the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group on a village in the northern province of Kirkuk.

"She died of respiratory complications and kidney failure... caused by the mustard agent used by Daesh in Taza," said Masrour Aswad, of the Iraqi Commission for Human Rights, on Friday, Press TV reported.

Fatima Samir was among at least 40 people who were injured when ISIL used "poisonous substances" during the shelling of the mainly Shia Turkmen village of Taza, some 20 km south of the oil city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq late on Tuesday.

Daesh terrorists carried out the raid from the nearby militant-held Bashir area.

Aswad said the rockets fired on Taza contained mustard agent. Other security officials also said the terrorists may have used chlorine in the attack.

Samples collected by intelligence officials are still being analyzed.

Takfiri terrorists and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria have been trying to produce chemical weapons and is believed to have formed a special unit for chemical weapons research. Iraqi scientists from the Saddam-era weapons program as well as foreign experts are also been working for the terror groups.

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