Poisonous war: Low-tech chemical rockets become growing IS threat


March 8, 2016

ERBIL – The men stationed in the devastated town of Sinjar in northern Iraq had just finished lunch when they were startled by a swooshing sound from above.

Rockets began smashing into the road and tearing up the asphalt, their fins sticking out from the ground like oversized arrow fletchings.

But the rockets did not explode as normal, and there was

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