Plans were made to build three mustard gas
manufacturing factories but quickly decided there was an urgent need to "find a concealed and bomb-proof shelter in a remote local area where mustard could be stored in bulk and some charging and manufacturing could take place".
Police now understand the contents to be mustard gas
and it is believed the canisters have been in place since the site was an operational RAF base.
The Valley Works, which now sit in the heart of a nature reserve at Rhydymwyn, near Mold, were converted into a mustard gas
factory by chemical company ICI in 1939, on the orders of Winston Churchill on the outbreak of World War II.
The Germans used chlorine and phosgene gases early in the war, which was later met by the use of mustard gas
by British and Canadian troops.
The OPCW experts analyzed samples of mustard gas
, employed in the August 2015 attack, saying that there's ground to believe that "this substance may have been produced by ISIS itself," Uzumcu told AFP.
NEW YORK: A joint investigation by the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog Wednesday found that Syrian government troops were responsible for two toxic gas attacks and that Daesh (ISIS) militants used sulfur mustard gas
, according to a report seen by Reuters.
We targeted around 99 percent of ISIL's suicide cars," the commander said, adding, "But, the ISIL then attacked the government forces with mustard gas
to prevent our advances.
He said in a statement that the district recorded this evening the death of the girl child Masuma Sheriff Wali at the age of 10 years from the people of Taza and that she died because of the poisoning mustard gas
, which hit the city two weeks ago, a day after the death of the child Ali Musa Mohammed and who was at the age of six months.
was confirmed in samples from two separate sites in northern Iraq, where it had been used against Kurdish fighters near the city of Arbil.
The OPCW already concluded in October that mustard gas
was used last year in neighbouring Syria.
Yesterday's statement was the first official confirmation that sulfur mustard, often called mustard gas
, has been used by insurgents in Syria.
Russian General Staff: ISIS might use mustard gas
against Syrian army