John Brennan Director of Central Intelligence Agency claimed that ISIS have used Chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq battle and may have access to many more.
“We have a number of instances where ISIS has used chemical munitions on the battlefield,” the CIA chief told CBS.
CIA also claimed that the ISIS have the ability to manufacture small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, and has shown willingness to use them in battle. Washington has made claims about chemical weapons use in Syria before, primarily accusing the government of President Bashar Assad.
They then voluntarily handed over its chemical agents to the UN in 2013, following allegations that the Syrian Army used sarin gas on civilians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Rumors that ISI may have access to chemical weapons have been there since last summer, when US-backed Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria reported mustard gas exposure during a battle with the terrorist group. US officials said that initial tests showed mustard gas presence on artillery shells, but that more testing was needed.
However, there are indications that the chemical weapons are actually flowing the other way. Saudi Arabia has been deploying military jets and personnel to Turkey’s southern Incirlik Air Base.
The latest move is said to be part of the US-led effort to defeat the Islamic State terrorist group. The base is currently being used by the US Air Force for their planes conducting sorties in Syria. Earlier, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE voiced their readiness to contribute troops to a ground operation in Syria on the condition that the US would lead the intervention. The Gulf states, just as the Turkish government, want Syrian President Bashar Assad to be overthrown. A report on ISI illegal oil sales, compiled by Norway and leaked in December, has revealed that most of the ISI-smuggled oil is trucked into Turkey, where it is sold off at very low prices.
It looks like west don’t want peace in middle est in order to have control over the oil. USA doing the same till attacking on Iraq during Saddam regime. USA attack Iraq during Saddam regime because of having fear that they are controlling the nuclear weapons but cleared at end that they have no nuclear weapon sin their arsenal. Still they are doing the same to drag down the Syrian Government?.