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Islamic State accused of using chlorine gas on Iraqi soldiers

Survivors of an Islamic State siege on an Iraqi army regiment in Anbar say the terrorist group used chlorine gas against them.
Mourners carry the coffin of an Iraqi officer, who was killed during clashes in Ramadi, during his funeral in Najaf June 8, 2014. Government forces are fighting rebellious Sunni tribes and al Qaeda splinter group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in western Anbar province. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY) - RTR3SS7R

BAGHDAD — The Islamic State (IS) has been accused of using chlorine gas against Iraqi soldiers who were besieged in Anbar province. Survivors of an Iraqi army regiment in Saqlawiya, near Fallujah, say the radical group used the gas against the besieged soldiers. There were conflicting government statements about whether the gas had been used.

The siege on the regiment, which consists of nearly 400 soldiers, has created an uproar in Iraq, with Iraqi members of parliament (MPs) on Sept. 21 demanding the government break the siege. 

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