03/16/2015 08:44 am ET Updated May 16, 2015

Kurdish Official Says ISIS Used Chemical Weapons

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ERBIL, March 16 (Reuters) - A Kurdish military official said on Monday he had evidence Islamic State has used chlorine as a chemical weapon against peshmerga forces three times in northern Iraq.

General Aziz Waisi, who said his forces were exposed to the chemical, said the insurgents had used chlorine in a December attack in the Sinjar area and in two others in January west of Mosul, including a Jan. 23 attack described by Kurdish authorities on Saturday. (Reporting By Isabel Coles; Writing by Maggie Fick)