Chemical Weapons and the Terror ‘Genie’

A major conference on chemical security kicks off next week in Europe amid alarming reports of chlorine-filled barrel bombs dropped by the Syrian government and mustard gas attacks unleashed by the Islamic State in Iraq.

While those attacks don’t represent the most prevalent tactics in Syria and Iraq, the specter of chemical terror is giving jitters to the war-weary Middle East and to Europe — chastened and shocked by the dramatic attacks in Belgium and France.

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