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Canada’s special forces face the risk of Daesh gas attacks in Iraq | Toronto Star

Canada’s special forces face the risk of Daesh gas attacks in Iraq | Toronto Star

For the first-time in more than a century, Canadians troops are facing a scary reality on the battlefield: the threat of a chemical attack.

Daesh militants have used mustard and chlorine gas in Iraq and Syria, the very weapons used to such horrific effect in the First World War that the international community outlawed their use.

But now Canadian special operations forces soldiers helping to mentor peshmerga troops in northern Iraq are braced for the grim possibility they could come under chemical attack.

Source: Canada’s special forces face the risk of Daesh gas attacks in Iraq | Toronto Star