ISIL shells Turkmen village with chemical weapons

Kurdish peshmerga forces and Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen had recaptured Bashir village from ISIL last week

ISIL shells Turkmen village with chemical weapons

World Bulletin / News Desk

The ISIL group has attacked a Turkmen village in northern Iraq with chemical weapons, sources in a pro-government militia said Tuesday. 

"ISIL militants have shelled the Bashir village with chemicals," Yalmiz Shehab, a commander of the Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militia, said. 

According to Shehab, eight people were injured in the attack, including one seriously. 

The Kurdish peshmerga forces and Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen had recaptured the village from ISIL last week. 

Shehab said the village has been cleared from all ISIL terrorists. 

The village, which has a Turkmen majority, was captured by ISIL in 2014. Most of its residents fled the village and took refuge in Kirkuk, only 25 kilometers away. 

In March, ISIL terrorists had gassed the northern city of Tuz Khormato, killing three Turkmens and injuring hundreds. 

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