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Toxic cloud from Mosul sulfur plant fire suffocates parts of Iraq, Syria and Turkey (EN, FR)


Toxic fumes released by tons of waste at a chemical plant and sulphur mine near the Iraqi city of Mosul that were set on fire by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) have reportedly killed at least two people and injured hundreds more.

The plant is located about six miles north of the Qayyarah airbase where several hundred U.S. troops are stationed alongside the Iraqi military. U.S. troops were forced to wear protective masks after the facility was set on fire.

FR:Il y a quelques jours, en abandonnant leurs positions, les djihadistes de Daesh ont mis le feu à l'usine de soufre de Mashrag, dégageant un immense nuage blanc toxique qui s'étend sur plusieurs kilomètres à la ronde en Irak, en Turquie et en  Syrie.

 Les épaisses fumées noires exposent des dizaines de milliers de personnes à de sérieuses conséquences sur la santé, et inquiètent de plus en plus les médecins sur place.

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