Alwaght- ISIS terrorist group has fired a rocket loaded chemical weapons in Iraqi western Mosul, hitting several soldiers with the chlorine gas.
The attack occurred in an area of western Mosul where Iraqi forces has recently liberated from terrorists.
An Iraqi military officer speaking on condition of anonymity on Saturday said that a rocket loaded with chlorine was fired by ISIS terrorists on Friday night in the al-Abar neighborhood.
At least seven soldiers reportedly suffered breathing problems and were treated at a nearby field clinic.
The Iraqi military is currently involved in an offensive in western Mosul, backed by local volunteer forces. Battles against Takfiri terrorists are now ongoing in the more densely-populated western half of the city, with Iraqi officials saying that more than half of western Mosul has been retaken from the terrorist group.
The attack comes days after a chemical incident in Syria's Idlib which the government in Damascus blamed on foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists.