German troops: Apparent chemical attack on Kurds by ISIS in northern Iraq

German troops: Apparent chemical attack on Kurds by ISIS in northern Iraq
Kurds take precautions while inspecting the site of a bomb attack near Mosul. (Image: Kurdish Region Security Council via Rudaw)

[Ed. – H/t: Gateway Pundit.]

The German military on Thursday confirmed a possible chemical weapons attack on Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers fighting the Islamic State group (ISIS).

The autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq had asked for international help to determine whether chemical weapons had been used in an attack late Tuesday on the Peshmerga on the Makhmur front, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) southwest of Erbil.

There was a “possible chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish frontlines at sector six,” the German defense ministry said.

Muhammad Khoshawi, a Peshmerga commander, told Rudaw on Wednesday that a group of Western experts had arrived in the area to take samples and establish facts after a Tuesday night mortar attack on Kurdish positions in Makhmur, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) southwest of Erbil.

“Last night at least 45 mortar rounds were fired at our positions, which we believe were loaded with chemicals, since the wounds are different,” Khoshawi, whose forces patrol the area, had said.

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