We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more

Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

II. Allegations of use of chemical weapons in Iraq

Chapter:
13. Chemical and biological security threats
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2017
Author(s):
John Hart

Numerous reports and allegations of Islamic State (IS)-affiliate chemical weapon intentions and capabilities in Iraq were issued in 2016. Some were the result of documentation processes by civil society and other interested organizations and individuals. For example, in November 2016 the Jane’s IHS Group concluded that IS had used chemical weapons at least 19 times since 2014.1 In December 2016 Conflict Armament Research issued a report documenting instances of IS importation of explosives and chemical precursors for conventional explosives (none are specific to standard chemical warfare agents).2 Other allegations were prompted by information emanating from or associated with Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) in Iraq, as well as various overlapping international investigation efforts with substantial national contributions.3

Citation (MLA):
Hart, John. "13. Chemical and biological security threats." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 17 Oct. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-13-div1-76.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Hart, J. (2016). 13. Chemical and biological security threats. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 17 Oct. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-13-div1-76.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Hart, John. "13. Chemical and biological security threats." In SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 17 Oct. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-13-div1-76.xml
The SIPRI Yearbook online requires a subscription or purchase to access its full text (purchase of a print copy of the 2010-2016 yearbooks also provides access to some content). Unsubscribed users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
Please log in to access full text content, or find out more about how to subscribe.
If you think you should have access to this service, please contact your librarian.