United States trying to determine what chemical ISIS used in Iraq attack

Mosul, the largest city in northern Iraq and the country's second city, was captured by the ultra-hardline Daesh militant group in mid-2014.

The militants are now surrounded in the northwestern quarter including the historic Old City, countering the offensive with booby traps, suicide motorbike attacks, sniper and mortar fire, occasionally using shells allegedly filled with toxic gas. It is the last significant urban area the group holds.

An officer with the antiterrorism forces said ISIS fired a rocket loaded with chlorine.

Gen. Martin declined to comment whether American and Australian military advisers who were attached to the Iraqi unit had been injured during the attack.

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Asked if he was saying no USA or Australian forces had been exposed to chemicals, Martin said: "We have not confirmed exposure at this time".

Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin told reporters via video link from Baghdad that Iraqi forces were treated after a strike in western Mosul.

"My advice right at the moment is that no Australian troops were affected by the chemical attack, but Australian forces did provide assistance following the attack", Turnbull told Australian Broadcasting Corp. Wilson said that in the past, IS has demonstrated a "low-grade capability" with chemical weapons. Of those 52 attacks, 19 were carried out in and around Mosul, according to the report.

An investigation was launched to determine what type of gas was used. However, subsequent tests for mustard gas agents by coalition officials proved inconclusive. Please support our efforts.

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