‘ISIS chemical weapons expert’ killed in airstrikeA chemical weapons expert who is believed to be affiliated with the Islamic State has been killed a US-led airstrike in Iraq, the US Central Command said. The suspect, identified as Abu Malik, was initially working as a chemical weapons engineer during the rule of Saddam Hussein, the Central Command said. After the invasion of Iraq by coalition forces, he apparently sided with Al-Qaeda and then ISIS. He was reportedly killed in an airstrike near Mosul on January 24. “His death is expected to temporarily degrade and disrupt the terrorist network and diminish ISIL’s ability to potentially produce and use chemical weapons against innocent people,” the statement said, according to Reuters. More