12 residents of war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul has been treated from injuries received due to a chemical attack this week, said the international Committee of the red cross.
Patients who are undergoing treatment at the hospital in nearby Irbil, exposed to chemicals, said Robert Mardini, regional Director for the Middle East. 5 children, 3 women and 4 men have symptoms that include blisters, cough, redness in eyes, irritation and vomiting.
"The use of chemical weapons is absolutely prohibited under international humanitarian law. We are deeply concerned that our colleagues saw, and we strongly condemn any use of chemical weapons," said Mardini the ICRC.
The organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons released a similar statement Sunday, saying that she was "seriously concerned" over alleged use of chemical weapons in Mosul. "Parties of the chemical weapons Convention believe that the use of chemical weapons by anyone, under any circumstances, impossible as reprehensible and completely contrary to legal norms established by the international community," reads the message of the organization.
The world health organization responded to reports of use of chemical weapons in Eastern Mosul, activating the plan emergency response for the treatment of those who may be exposed to highly toxic chemicals, said on Friday the who.
Two Iraqi security forces around Mosul could neither confirm nor deny these incidents. ISIL used chemical weapons repeatedly in Iraq and Syria, including on the battlefield in Northern Iraq, according to Iraqi and American officials.
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