Jihadists in ISIS are now believed to have captured enough radioactive material from government locations to build a large scale ‘dirty bomb’.
This report comes from Australian intelligence sources and last week a 40 nation bloc of countries in the Pacific met to discuss the issue.
The material came from ISIS’ sweeps through Iraq and Syria.
Let’s pray this material is recovered before a major city pays a major price.
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.