Mustard Gas Been Used By the Islamic State Group against Kurds in Iraq

According to the reporters, it had been confirmed by a source at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that it had been found in a laboratory tests that it had found a positive result for sulfur mustard in samples taken from 35 Kurdish soldiers who became severely ill battling Islamic State militants south west of Erbil last year in August.

As said by a diplomat that the tests had confirmed that mustard gas was being used by the Islamic State in what would be the first known use of chemical weapons in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein. He spoke in the condition of anonymity as he was not permitted to give any information to the media.

According to the experts, either a basic proficiency had been developed by the militants in the development of mustard gas or the chemical had been found by them in an undeclared Syrian chemical stockpile.

Mustard gas`s deadly effect of which had been immortalized in Wilfred Owen`s Dulce et Decorum Est, caused delayed burns to the skin, eyes, and deployed in sufficient quantities, lungs and air ways.

During the era of Saddam, Iraq`s chemical aesenal was completely destructed, though weapons had been discovered since by troops.

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David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online (""); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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