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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

II. Allegations of use of chemical weapons in Iraq and by North Korea

Chapter:
8. Chemical and biological security threats
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2018
Author(s):
Dan Smith

In October 2016 the Iraqi Army began a major campaign to regain control of Mosul, in northern Iraq, from the Islamic State group. On 3 March 2017 the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) condemned the use of chemical weapons in Mosul.1 The ICRC stated that seven patients had symptoms ‘consistent with exposure to a toxic chemical agent’ and were being treated at Rozhawa hospital, where ICRC medical staff were assisting.2 While the ICRC did not attribute blame for the use of chemical weapons, the attacks appeared to be launched from areas held by the Islamic State.3 On 10 March, however, Iraq’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, stated there was ‘no evidence’ that the Islamic State had used chemical weapons in Mosul.4

Citation (MLA):
Smith, Dan. "8. Chemical and biological security threats." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-8-div1-009.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Smith, D. (2016). 8. Chemical and biological security threats. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-8-div1-009.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Smith, Dan. "8. Chemical and biological security threats." In SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-8-div1-009.xml
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