US seeking to confirm if IS militants used chlorine gas

A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen in Iraq on September 11, 2014.Washington is seeking more information on reports that Islamic State militants used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers last month, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. The Washington Post reported Friday that 11 Iraqi police offices had been rushed to a hospital some 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Baghdad last month suffering from dizziness, vomiting and shortage of breath. They were diagnosed as having been the victims of a poisoned gas attack allegedly unleashed by militants from the Islamic State group.

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