On Sept. 13, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, the top U.S. Air Force officer in charge of operations in the Middle East, announced that American jets — including deadly A-10 ground-attackers and lumbering B-52 bombers — had blown up a giant chemical weapons site in Iraq.
According to the general, Islamic State terrorists had been using the converted pharmaceutical plant to produce either chlorine or mustard agents.
“The target set, as we better understood it, was basically a pharmaceutical element that they were, we believe, using them for most probably chlorine or mustard gas,” Harrigian explained in a press conference, where he also showed the video footage of the attack below. “We don’t know for sure at this point.”
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