Islamic State fired crude chemical weapons on US troops – Pentagon

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Powdered mustard used in attack on airbase near Mosul in Iraq, raising questions about whether the militant group is manufacturing the agent itself

Islamic State forces have fired crude chemical weapons at US troops in Iraq, the Pentagon has confirmed, a startling disclosure that US officials promptly downplayed as resulting in no deaths or injuries.

The attack came from a powdered mustard agent delivered in a mortar or rocket shell and fired on US forces on Tuesday at the Qayyarah West airbase near Mosul. The airbase, recaptured from Isis in July, is a pivotal staging ground for a highly anticipated attack on Mosul, Isis’s capital in Iraq approximately 40 miles (65km) to the north.

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