US probes 'IS chemical shell attack' on American troops in Iraq


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Islamic State militants may have fired a chemical rocket at American troops based in Iraq, the US military says.

A rocket that landed within several hundred yards of US troops at Qayara air base near Mosul may have contained mustard agent, it said.

Several hundred US troops are on the base.

If confirmed, it would be the first such attack on coalition forces in Iraq.


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