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Iran Press TV

ISIL uses chemical arms against Syrian Kurdish people

Iran Press TV

Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:25AM

ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has used chemical weapons against Syrian Kurdish forces during a late June attack.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that the terror group has used the gas in an operation against fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in 28 June, during an attack on the village of Rajm al- Tfihi located in the south of Tal Brak town in the Hasakah province.

"The doctors' testimonies and laboratory analysis confirmed that ISIL used gas in its shelling on the village" but "it is unknown whether the gas used during the bombardment is chlorine or another kind of gas," the UK-based group further elaborated.

According to Iraqi officials and Kurds fighting in Syria, ISIL terrorists have previously launched several chemical attacks in different parts of Iraq and Syria.

The ISIL terrorist group has committed gross human rights violations in the areas under their control, particularly in Syria, Iraq, and Libya.

The conflict in Syria, which started in March 2011, has reportedly claimed more than 230,000 lives. The violence has also forced over 3.8 million Syrians to take refuge in neighboring countries, while more than 7.2 million others have been displaced within Syria, according to the United Nations.

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