ISIS Unleashes Chemical Attack

Though the campaign to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the clutches of the radical Islamic State group began months ago, the barbaric jihadists have stubbornly refused to abandon western portions of the city and have taken their desperate counterattacks to a new and incredibly dangerous level.

According to The Washington Times, it was confirmed on Wednesday that Islamic State group fighters in western Mosul had launched a chemical weapons attack earlier in the week on advancing coalition forces, reportedly injuring several local Iraqi troops but causing no harm to any U.S. personnel, as per the senior U.S ground commander, Gen. Joseph Martin.

The sadistic radicals have launched upwards of 52 chemical strikes of one form or another against coalition forces in both Iraq and Syria, with some 19 attacks being launched in Mosul alone.

The New York Times reported that tests were still being conducted to determine exactly what sort of chemical was used in the most recent attack, but it was suspected of being a sort of sulfur mustard gas, most likely delivered by “indirect fire” via a mortar round.

That attack came just one day after Islamic State group fighters launched a rocket filled with chlorine gas against Iraqi troops in another part of the city.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Gen. Martin confirmed that the attack had “no impact” on U.S. troops, but was a bit more cagey with reporters when asked if U.S. troops had been embedded with the Iraqis who were targeted by the chemical attack.


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