US Captured ISIS’ Chemical Weapons Specialist: Official

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An ISIS official captured by U.S. Special Operations Forces is a chemical weapons specialist and a "key operator" in terrorist and military operations, a senior defense official told NBC News

The detainee was identified as Sleiman Daoud al-Afari, an expert in chemical and biological weapons who formerly worked for Saddam Hussein's regime.

"He's a bad guy," according to one US official.

Under interrogation by the U.S. military, al-Afari has reportedly provided valuable information regarding ISIS chemical weapons and operations. The Americans are expected to turn al-Afari over to Kurdish forces by the end of this week.

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