Herridge: New Evidence of ISIS Experimenting with Chemical Weapons
New intelligence suggests that ISIS may be experimenting with chemical weapons.
Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge brought us the details this morning on America's Newsroom.
Several ground sources report that “there is growing evidence that ISIS is experimenting with chemical agents,” she said, “with the goal of understanding how it works, and then exporting this so-called recipe outside of the region.”
Fox News has also obtained photographs taken by the Kurds, which they claim are evidence of the use of chemical agents.
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The images appear to show the burns and blistering that come from being in contact with chemical agents and their precursors.
Remarkably, the Kurds say that these agents are odorless, colorless, and can be absorbed through the clothing – then causing severe burns and physical illness over the course of several hours, Herridge said.
A U.S. government source tells Fox News that there is no reason to doubt the authenticity of those photos.
The news comes just as the House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on Iraq, Syria and the spread of Islamic extremism.