Militants of the Islamic State group have launched a chemical attack on the Syrian city of Kobani, Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari told reporters on Wednesday. He urged the UN to pay attention to all cases of the use of chemical agents by the Islamists, SIA reports quoting the ITAR-TASS.
The Islamic State attacked the city with shells filled with an incendiary chemical agent, causing civilian casualties, the diplomat said. He added that he already had sent a letter on behalf of the Syrian government to the UN Security Council committee that deals with issues of the prevention of the spread of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as their delivery means.
Jaafari expressed indignation over the fact that the countries that have been accusing the Syrian government of using chemical weapons have even not bothered to call for conducting a probe into the alleged use of prohibited ammunition and chemical agents by terrorists.