ISIS launches chemical attacks in Mosul, say Iraqi military

 

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.

 

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