A toxic cloud has spread across Iraq, Syria and Turkey after Daesh militants set fire to the Al-Mishraq sulphur plant near Mosul. Hundreds of people have been hospitalised and troops fighting in the area are wearing gas masks.

From Business Insider

ISIS militants have spread a toxic, corrosive cloud over parts of Syria, Iraq, and Turkey

One of two images released by NASA this week, the first taken on October 22 by its Aqua satellite, shows a giant plume of light-colored smoke billowing from a sulfur fire.

It comes from the Al-Mishraq sulfur mine and processing facility, which is located about 24 miles south of Mosul — right where a US-led coalition of Iraqi and Kurdish forces are trying to advance toward Mosul as they take back villages and towns.

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