George Oliphant

ISIS Chemical Weapons Expert Killed in Airstrike: U.S.

APTOPIX Mideast Syria
AP

An ISIS chemical weapons expert was killed in an airstrike on Saturday near Mosul, Iraq, U.S. Central Command said in a statement on Friday, NBC News reported. Central Command said Abu Malik's death was expected to temporarily degrade the group's ability to produce and use chemical weapons. Malik worked in a chemical weapons production facility under Saddam Hussein before joining al Qaeda in Iraq in 2005 and, most recently, ISIS.

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