Iraqi officials reveal theft of radioactive materials; fears it may fall into IS hands

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A source close to Ministry of Environment in Iraq has expressed great concern over the supposed theft of “radioactive” materials stolen last year and confirmed that seven security officials and local officials in the environment sector have expressed their fears of possible use as a weapon if they fall into the hands of the organization Islamic State.

A senior security official familiar with the theft “We are afraid of the occurrence of the highly radioactive material in Daash hands.”

Reuters has also ran a piece you can check here

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