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Syria - Report: Islamic State Trying To Develop Biological Weapons

Published on: August 31, 2014 07:33 PM
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Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

Syria - The Islamic State, the organization that has employed brutal methods to take over large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, is also trying to develop biological weapons , Foreign Policy reported, citing information found on a laptop computer seized from an IS operative.

Foreign Policy obtained the computer from a moderate Syrian rebel group who seized the laptop in the Idlib province from an Islamic State hideout whose fighters had fled.

The laptop, belonging to a Tunisian operative of the Islamic State, named Muhammed S., with a background in chemistry and physics, included a 19-page document on developing biological weapons and weaponizing the bubonic plague.

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“The advantage of biological weapons is that they do not cost a lot of money, while the human casualties can be huge,” the document says in Arabic, according to Foreign Policy.

Among the files on the seized computer is also a ruling from a Saudi cleric justifying the use of weapons of mass destruction. “If Muslims cannot defeat the unbelievers in a different way, it is permissible to use weapons of mass destruction…Even if it kills all of them and wipes them and their descendants off the face of the Earth.”


Content is provided courtesy of the Jerusalem Post



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 Aug 31, 2014 at 08:07 PM Anonymous Says:

Duh and they have Gadaffi's already. What do ya think these guys are not juts sitting pretty? And till now at least the enemy (I.E. Russia even Iran) knew wehave lmits if we nuke another countery they will nuke us back. But ISIS doesn't care. As longe as they kill the west even if they all get killed in the process they are happy. Its very scary. And we are just sleeping.

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 Aug 31, 2014 at 09:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Wow ni

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