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Apr. 15, 2017

Islamic State launches toxic gases attack on west of Mosul


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Mosul - A security source revealed that militants from the Islamic State group launched an attack, using toxic gases, from a recently liberated area, in western Mosul, Al Wafd News portal reported on Saturday.

The source said that the attack took place last night in Hayy al-Abar, where the Islamic State group launched missiles containing chlorine gas, causing seven soldiers to suffer respiratory problems.

The soldiers were transferred to a nearby field clinics to receive the needed treatment, the source added on condition of anonymity.

Iraqi security force, backed by US-led international coalition are fighting the Islamic State militants in the western side of Mosul, while Iraqi officials emphasized that more than half of the western side was recaptured.