ISIL (organization banned in Russia) militants used mustard gas during an attack on an Iraqi military unit, CBS News reported on April 18.
Military advisers from the United States and Australia were on the unit’s base during the attack, which occurred on April 16. The advisers were not harmed, but 25 Iraqi soldiers required medical assistance. According to Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, six soldiers were hospitalized.
It is reported that this is not the first chemical attack by terrorists during the last few days. As previously reported, ISIL (organization whose activities are banned in Russia) terrorists used chlorine during in combat near Mosul. The US military staff in Iraq were given gas masks and other equipment in case of chemical attacks, according to their report.
The use of chemical weapons in the Middle East has increasingly become a subject of the information war. For example, an unproven chemical attack allegedly carried out by Syria in the province of Idlib and the appearance of a large number of fake “evidence” in the Internet that Syria uses chemical weapons triggered a massive missile attack by the US at the Shayrat air base on April 7, 2017.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency