„According to a TV report on Tuesday, Israeli defense officials are concerned an IS offshoot based on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights may have recently acquired chemical weapons which once belonged to the Assad regime. … The report noted while the jihadist group was preoccupied with fighting other factions in the Syrian civil war and was not currently concerned with Israel, officials were closely monitoring the group, fearing it may be planning to test the weapons’ capabilities. The Islamic State’s possession of chemical weapons has been a major point of concern among Western governments. Earlier this month, the group reportedly mounted a deadly gas attack against Syrian troops at a besieged eastern airbase. (Bericht in der Tageszeitung Times of Israel: „Israeli official: IS-affiliate’s use of chemical weapons a ‚red line‘“)
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