The Daesh terrorist group (ISIL) has reportedly carried out a chemical attack on a Syrian military airport in eastern Syria.
“The terrorists fired rockets carrying mustard gas” and targeting the airbase in the south of Dayr al-Zawr city, Syria’s Ikhbariyah television station said in a statement late Monday.
The report did not disclose whether there were any casualties. Russia’s RIA Novosti, however, cited a military source as saying that “a number of soldiers were choking.”
Last January, the Syrian army managed to drive back Daesh from several villages near the airbase. Operations are still underway, however, to totally remove them.
Mustard gas can form large blisters on exposed skin and in the respiratory tract, severely complicating breathing. It is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention.