A recent intelligence report on the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Daesh) has revealed its plan to attack Turkey by poisoning the country's water sources and thereby causing the spread of disease throughout the country. The intelligence report, labeled “confidential,” was sent to all security units in İstanbul.

The report states that the biggest biological threat Turkey faces is called “tularemia,” a deadly venom obtained from rodents. Among the symptoms of tularemia-related diseases are high fever, headache, a feeling of weakness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, according to the report. The report emphasizes that Turkish health experts do not have much information on tularemia cases, unlike other European countries.

The report states that it is very hard to diagnose the disease because its symptoms resemble those of many other diseases, and in the event of a Daesh attack on Turkey with this poison, many lives in Turkey might be lost because of late diagnosis. The report also states that Daesh plans to poison potable water supplies, water in reservoirs and other water sources.

See the full report here: Today's Zaman

Update

Authorities have not taken security measures to safeguard water sources in Turkey despite a recent intelligence report that suggests the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Daesh) plans to attack Turkey by poisoning the country's water, experts in poisoning said.

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