ISIS terrorists launch chemical attack on eastern Mosul: Commander

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‘A high-ranking Iraqi military commander says Takfiri Daesh terrorists have used internationally-banned chemical weapons in a recent attack on the liberated areas in eastern Mosul as government forces and their allies are pushing to expel the extremists out of the country’s second largest city.

The commander of the Iraqi rapid response forces, Captain Sa’adon Khaled al-Ramadani, said on Thursday that the extremists lobbed a barrage of Katyusha rockets containing chlorine gas on al-Maliyah, Nabi Yunus and al-Faisaliyah neighborhoods of Mosul, located some 400 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad, English-language online newspaper Iraqi News reported.

A number of people were reportedly transferred to medical centers and hospitals after suffering severe poisoning with the toxic gas.’

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