U.S.-Backed Forces Prepare For ISIS To Use Chemical Weapons In Mosul

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Zeynep sits with one of her daughters seven months after the chemical weapons attack on her town. She still suffers from disfiguring scars and burns
Zeynep sits with one of her daughters seven months after the chemical weapons attack on her town. She still suffers from disfiguring scars and burns

TAZA, Iraq ― Four-year-old Fatima was playing outside when the rockets started falling. It was far from the first time her town had endured a barrage of terror from the self-described Islamic State, which was then holed up one town over.

But that day, March 8, would bring a different kind of terror.

Fatima’s mother, Zeynep, sprinted toward the front door when she heard the familiar sound of rocket fire. “Fatima! Fatima!” she screamed, searching for her daughter.

And there she was, her little girl, standing in front of a rocket filled with mustard agent. Fatima would die one day later along with two other children, their small bodies and organs failing due to toxic chemical exposure. Zeynep survived, but the chemicals disfigured her arms, chest and neck.

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SOURCE: News Now/The Huffington Post Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.