An Iraqi military officer says that the so-called Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly-liberated area in western Mosul.
The officer with the Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) said the attack occurred in al-Abar neighborhood, when ISIS fired a rocked loaded with chlorine. He said seven Iraqi soldiers suffered breathing problems and were treated in a nearby field clinic.
The officer spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to release information. Iraqi forces are currently battling the so-called Islamic State militants in the more densely-populated western half of Mosul.