Pentagon says captured Islamic State chemical weapons chief in February

The Pentagon said on Thursday it captured the Islamic State’s chemical weapons chief in Iraq during an operation in February. The capture of Sulayman Dawud al-Bakkar, also known as Abu Dawud, “removed a key ISIL leader from the battlefield,” the Pentagon said in a statement, referring to the militant group by an acronym. He was transferred to Iraqi government custody earlier on Thursday, it said.



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