MOSUL — Following a chemical attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants against the Iraqi army over the weekend, several soldiers required medical treatment, a US official said on Wednesday.
Major General Joseph Martin, the commanding general for the US-led coalition's land component, said the attack took place in western Mosul where the Iraqi troops were working alongside the US and Australian military advisors, as reported by the AFP.
According to the official, there was no confirmation of whether the Australians and Americans were exposed.
"The Iraqi security forces ... were in the vicinity of one of the strikes. They were taken back to the appropriate level of medical care to make sure that they were alright,” he explained, noting that nobody has died and that there was no serious impact on the forces.