CNN: ISIS suspected of mustard attack against US and Iraqi troops
Washington (CNN)ISIS is suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent that landed at the Qayyara air base in Iraq Tuesday where US and Iraqi troops are operating, according to several US officials.
The shell was categorized by officials as either a rocket or artillery shell. After it landed on the base, just south of Mosul, US troops tested it and received an initial reading for a chemical agent they believe is mustard.
No US troops were hurt or have displayed symptoms of exposure to mustard agent.
One official said the agent had "low purity" and was "poorly weaponized." A second official called it "ineffective."
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US probes 'IS chemical shell attack' on American troops in Iraq -- BBC News
US probes 'so-called Islamic State chemical shell attack' on American troops in Iraq -- ITV News
U.S. tests for mustard agent after rocket attack near Iraq base -- Reuters
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