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Kurdish Fighters Allege IS Chemical Attack

Kurdish fighters tell VOA that Islamic State (IS) fighters in recent days fired mortars containing chemical materials into northern Iraq. They complain of vomiting and nausea after breathing in the chemicals. “I felt sick and my eyes hurt so badly,” said Bedel Osman, a Peshmerga fighter. “I vomited and was taken to the hospital. When I came back to my outpost, I saw several other colleagues suffering from the same thing.” Another Kurdish fighter said he saw troops vomiting and having...

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