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ISIS May Have Attacked US Troops with Chemical Weapons

US Marine in Iraq (Photo: Sgt. Rick Hurtado, USMC/Defense Dept)

The Islamic State terror group continues to develop new ways to attack. The Times of Israel reports that mustard gas is suspected to have been used in a rocket fired by ISIS at American forces in Iraq:

A rocket fired by Islamic State jihadists at US forces in Iraq may have carried a chemical agent, a US defense official said Wednesday.

No one was injured in Tuesday’s blast near an airfield by the northern town of Qayyarah and no one showed any immediate signs of exposure to the suspected mustard agent, the official said.

Several hundred US troops are working with Iraqi partners to strengthen the airfield ahead of a push on the IS stronghold of Mosul.

The defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said an incoming round had exploded within the base perimeter during an “indirect fire” attack.

A small team of US troops later inspected the fragmented ordinance and found one bit with a suspicious, tar-like black oily substance that they tested in the field...

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