Iraq: IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

Seven soldiers suffered breathing problems and were treated in a nearby field clinic

Published: 15th April 2017 08:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2017 08:04 PM   |  A+A-

By Associated Press

BAGHDAD: An Iraqi military officer says Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly- liberated area in western Mosul.     

The officer with the anti-terrorism forces said today that the attack occurred the night before in the al-Abar neighbourhood, when IS fired a rocked loaded with chlorine.     

He said seven soldiers suffered breathing problems and were treated in a nearby field clinic.     

The officer spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to release information.     

US-backed Iraqi forces are currently battling IS militants in the more densely-populated western half of Mosul.     

Iraqi officials say more than half of western Mosul has been retaken.     

The extremists were driven out of the eastern half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, in January.


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