January 22, 2019 – In Breaking News – The Daily Caller
An Iraqi scientist agreed to work for the Islamic State (ISIS) and make chemical weapons for the terrorist organization, developing a mustard gas supply chain that would help spread chaos throughout the region.
Suleiman al-Afari, 52, began working for ISIS after the terrorist organization attacked Mosul in June 2014, fighting Iraqi forces and taking control of parts of the government, as well as military bases and an airport.
(Iraqi special forced say Islamic State were planning to launch long and short-range missiles tipped with chemical or biological war heads from western Mosul. Courtesy of Sky News and YouTube. Posted on Jan 28, 2017.)
Thousands of residents fled following the attack, leaving roughly 600,000 residents remaining, according to TIME.
ISIS kept control of the city for over two years.
After Mosul fell, Afari joined the group because it provided him with work, he says.
“I was afraid that I would lose my job. Government jobs are hard to get, and it was important to hang on to it,” Afari said, The Washington Post reported Monday.
He maintains ISIS did not force him to join.
(The first use of chemical agents in the battle for Mosul was recorded by the International Red Cross in March, when mortars were fired from IS-held areas injuring 12 civilians. According to accounts the BBC has obtained from Mosul residents, there were a number of other incidents over the past few weeks, where IS militants are suspected of using crude chemical gas against residents and Iraqi troops. Courtesy of BBC News and YouTube. Posted on May 25, 2017.)
Afari did say, however, that when faced with the prospect of joining the group or no longer having a means of living, “You have no choice but to become one of them.”
During his time working for the terrorist organization, Afari was tasked with procuring specific metal items for a group of labs and workshops.
Those items included stainless-steel tanks, pipes, valves and tubes that could withstand extremely high temperatures and corrosive chemicals…
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