Leaders from the radical Islamic State forced a captured Iraqi scientist to churn out chemical weapons for the organization, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
In 2014 after the city of Mosul fell to ISIS, geologist Suleiman al-Afari with Iraq’s Ministry of Industry and Minerals, then 49, said he was hoping merely to just keep his job and, no doubt, his life, as IS fighters went from one government bureaucracy to the next rounding up Iraqi officials.
But as it turned out, ISIS leaders actually offered him a new job: Making chemical weapons for the Islamic State.
Though he knew little about such compounds, Afari nevertheless spent the next 15 months supervising the manufacture of lethal toxins for the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization at the time.
“Do I regret it? I don’t know if I’d use that word,” Afari told the Post.
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