US bombs Daesh chemical weapons facilities: Pentagon

The Pentagon says the US-led international coalition has conducted airstrikes against Daesh (ISIL) chemical weapons facilities.

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said on Thursday the warplanes targeted the sites after acquiring essential information from captured senior Daesh militant Sulayman Dawud al-Bakkar, also known as Abu Dawud, AFP reported.

Abu Dawud, who was reportedly captured by US special forces during an operation in February, is said to be a chemical weapons expert of the terrorist group in Iraq.

The Pentagon spokesman said the Daesh operative provided details about the group’s chemical weapon sites and production, as well as the people involved.

Cook called Abu Dawud “ISIL’s emir of chemical and traditional weapons manufacturing.”

“His capture removed a key ISIL leader from the battlefield, and provided the coalition with important information about ISIL’s chemical weapons capabilities,” Cook said.

“Through Dawud, the coalition learned…

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