Chemical weapons attack outside of Syria are a real and present danger. This is because there are fears that the militants of the extremist group who have known how about the chemical weapons may choose to apply their knowledge and skills somewhere else.
ISIS used chemical weapons in Syria
It is a known fact that ISIS use chemical weapons in Syria. A top global chemical weapons watchdog recently stated the fears that the same expertise may be used in other parts of the world.
He also said that there is an urgent need to recognize this danger and devise proper response to it. ISIS had already learned how to make mustard gas.
It further said, if one of the ISIS militants makes his way back to Europe, he will become a great danger to the people, since he would know how to carry out a chemical attack.
The same fears were shared by Philippe Denier, director of the verification division of the ‘Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons or ‘OPCW.’ Mr. Denier expressed his apprehensions during a defense conference held in the French capital Wednesday. During the early parts of November, the Defense Ministry of Russia told the world about ISIS chemical attacks. [click to continue]