Scholar on an Iraqi scientist's role in making chemical toxins for ISIS

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An Iraqi scientist has revealed his role in manufacturing chemical toxins for the Islamic State. In an exclusive interview to the Washington Post on Monday, the scientist - Suleiman al-Afari - said he was offered this job by the terrorist group following the capture of Mosul in 2014. Mr al-Afari who is a geologist with Iraq's Ministry of Industry and Minerals accepted the position since Daesh became the new government and he did not want to lose his job. He detailed the terrorist group's successful attempts to make sulphur mustard as part of an effort to create novel weapons and delivery systems to defend the IS' territory. Radio Sputnik discussed this with Ely Karmon, Senior Research Scholar at The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy and Strategy at The Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. For more stories visit our website www.sputniknews.com Tune in at www.sputniknews.com/popup/radio/ Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SputnikNews Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/SputnikInt Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/sputnik_news/

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