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Have captured IS chemical weapons chief in Feb: Pentagon

REUTERS
Published Mar 11, 2016, 3:46 pm IST
Updated Mar 11, 2016, 3:46 pm IST
e was transferred to Iraqi government custody earlier on Thursday, it said.
Pentagon said it learned details about ISIS's chemical weapon facilities and production, as well as the people involved, from Dawud.  (Photo: AP)
 Pentagon said it learned details about ISIS's chemical weapon facilities and production, as well as the people involved, from Dawud. (Photo: AP)

Washington: The Pentagon said on Thursday it captured the ISIS 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 ISIL 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.

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