Daesh launches chlorine gas attack in Iraq
The Iraqi city of Hit has been under siege by Daesh militants, according to local sources. (AFP/File)
ISIL militants have launched chlorine gas strikes on a sub-district in the city of Hit in the troubled western province of al-Anbar, an Iraqi security source says.
The ISIL militants attacked the Baghdadi district with mortar shells loaded with chlorine gas, the unnamed sources said on Wednesday.
According to the source, the district has come under siege and heavy shelling by the ISIL terrorists.
The situation has already left people, mostly children in the area, in dire need of food supplies.
The area is also suffering from water shortage as the ISIL snipers have prevented water department employees from entering the region to fix a water project.
The ISIL militants killed at least 300 Iraqi soldiers in a chlorine gas attack on an army battalion in al-Anbar Province in September.
ISIL militants also used the chemical gas against Iraqi soldiers in Saqlawiya district of the northern town of Fallujah.
The ISIL terrorists control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control. ISIL militants have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.