Report: ISIS Can Now Build A ‘Devastating’ Dirty Bomb

Report: ISIS Can Now Build A ‘Devastating’ Dirty Bomb, Truth RevoltBradford Thomas, June 10, 2015


According to Australian intelligence reports, the Islamic State has now seized enough radioactive material to build a potentially devastating “dirty” bomb. The reality of the threat has Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop and the Australia Group, a WMD watchdog comprised of 40 nations, sounding the alarm.

The Independent reports:

The Isis militant group has seized enough radioactive material from government facilities to suggest it has the capacity to build a large and devastating “dirty” bomb, according to Australian intelligence reports.

Isis declared its ambition to develop weapons of mass destruction in the most recent edition of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, and Indian defence officials have previously warned of the possibility the militants could acquire a nuclear weapon from Pakistan.

According to the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, Nato has expressed deep concerns about the materials seized by Isis from research centres and hospitals that would normally only be available to governments.

The threat of Isis’s radioactive and biological weapons stockpile was so severe that the Australia Group, a 40-nation bloc dedicated to ending the use of chemical weapons, held a session on the subject at its summit in Perth last week.

Bishop presented intelligence reports last week at the Australia Group meeting about the threat of the Islamic State’s use of chemical weapons and confirmed that the reports were from Australian intelligence.

The Independent notes that some military experts believe ISIS will be particularly active in the coming months. Military affairs think tank Institute for the Study of War warned that ISIS “is likely to begin and end Ramadan with attempted spectacular military offensive actions in Iraq and Syria.”

In December, ISIS reportedly claimed it had already built a dirty bomb, but the claim was not confirmed.

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