The Pentagon confirmed the production of militants mustard at the University of Mosul

The building of the University of Mosul

The militants of the international terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) produced on campus in the Iraqi city of Mosul poison mustard gas. This was stated by Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis, citing the examination results, reports DNA.

“The University of Mosul occupied a Central place in the production of militants chemical weapons,” said Davis. However, he noted that, most likely, the mustard had planned to use as a stimulus. According to him, the evidence that gas was used for killing, no.

28 January it was reported that the Iraqi military found in one of the liberated from the Islamic state group areas of Eastern Mosul the warehouse the toxic substances mustard gas. Subsequently, Colonel, U.S. air force John Dorrian confirmed this information. According to him, the campus was one of the “major laboratories” terrorists producing chemical weapons, RIA Novosti reported.

Ground military operation to liberate Mosul began on 17 October 2016. It involved units of the regular Iraqi army, the Kurdish militia and formation of volunteers. The international coalition led by the United States provides air and artillery support. By 18 January 2017 military completely liberated the Eastern part of the city.

Mustard (or mustard gas) is a chemical warfare agent blister and cytotoxic effect. Affects the mucous membranes of eyes, nose, throat and upper respiratory tract even at low concentrations, but at higher, in addition to local lesions, there is a General poisoning of the body.