Pentagon Says Captured ISIS Chemical Weapons Chief In February

Pentagon Says Captured ISIS Chemical Weapons Chief In February

The Pentagon said it learned details about ISIS's chemical weapon facilities and production, as well as the people involved, from Abu Dawud.

Washington: The Pentagon said on Thursday it captured the ISISs chemical weapons chief in Iraq during an operation in February.

The capture of Sulayman Dawud al-Bakkar, also known as Abu Dawud, "removed a key ISIS leader from the battlefield," the Pentagon said in a statement, referring to the militant group by an acronym. He was transferred to Iraqi government custody earlier on Thursday, it said.

The Pentagon said it learned details about ISIS's chemical weapon facilities and production, as well as the people involved, from Dawud. The information resulted in several air strikes by a US-led coalition against ISIS, it added.

 
© Thomson Reuters 2016