Truth be told, these munitions are largely deactivated, dismantled, and way beyond their effective destructive abilities, according to a recent Telegraph (British) newspaper article.
The article quotes a 2007 CIA report stated "Two wars, sanctions and UN oversight reduced Iraqi’s premier production facility to a stockpile of old damaged and contaminated chemical munitions (sealed in bunkers), a wasteland full of destroyed chemical munitions, razed structures, and unusable war-ravaged facilities"
The report continued, "Some of the bunkers contained large quantities of unfilled chemical munitions, conventional munitions, one-ton shipping containers, old disabled production equipment and other hazardous industrial chemicals.”
There are two concerns stated in most newspaper reports concerning the ISIS seizure of the al-Muthanna mega-facility 60 miles north of Baghdad: first, that ISIS efforts to do something with the stored items may cause toxic agents to actually be dispersed accidentally as they mess with them; and that ISIS may somehow find a way to use whatever viable and usable toxic agents they do find in a way not considered by military experts.
There are many in-depth analyses of what was in this facility, undertaken by many different scientific and military agencies.
All said and done, they unanimously state this is not the Weapons of Mass Destruction seizure of usable, viable, and intact munitions that is intimated here, but rather another sign of the Iraqi governments failure to keep control of any of their most highly regarded facilities.
Those weapons are of a much greater concern than what you speak of, according to most of the world press.
A Reuters story stated ninety pounds of uranium compounds had been kept at the University and could be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction,” Reuters said.
However, the International Atomic Energy Agency's own safeguards division in Vienna disagrees.
They declared this uranium was a reagent used in teaching and was so small an amount that it could “fit in a bucket."
A betting man could make a easy wager by betting that the US weapons given to "carefully vetted" Syrian rebels are now in the hands of ISIS.We simply haven't a clue.