Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Resistance and Liberation 2017
Sayyed Nasrallah Advises Saudis to Talk to Iran: We're Stronger than Ever Trump: N. Korea Problem 'Will Be Solved' SOS Mystery Puzzles Australian Police France Vows to Help Britain Fight Terror Activists Urge International Action against Al Khalifah Regime US Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Travel Ban Qassemi: Iran to Keep Up Missile Work with Utmost Power UK Hospitals 'Told To Prepare For Bank Holiday Terror Attack' Bahrain Crackdown: More Anti-regime Rallies Nationwide after Diraz Massacre Corbyn to Blame Terrorist Attacks on UK's Foreign Policy Eyewitnesses: Gunmen Attack #Coptic Christians in #Egypt #Indonesia Arrests 3 Suspects in Bombings that Killed Police Families of #Diraz Martyrs: We Identified Their Bodies #Saudi Ratifies Sentence to Execute 14 Citizens from #Qatif #Diraz: Regime Summons Families of Fida'a Square Martyrs #Philippines: Foreign Fighters Part of #Daesh 'Invasion' #Awamia: #Saudi Special Forces Strom the Town in Civil Clothes, Vehicles #Awamia: Residents of Bahari, Qadih break Separation Wall #Awamia: #Saudi Forces Demolish Imam Ali [AS] Street #Awamia: Saudi Forces Shoot Rif Neighborhood, Bomb #Mosawara
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Middle East » Middle East...

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
US Confirms Daesh Chemical Attack in W Mosul
Local Editor

The US military has confirmed that the Wahhabi Daesh [Arabic acronym for "ISIS" / "ISIL"] terrorist group launched a chemical offensive against advancing Iraqi forces in the flashpoint city of Mosul over the weekend.

US Army Major General Joseph Martin

Iraqi security sources reported last Saturday that Daesh terrorists had fired missiles loaded with chlorine at the then-freshly-liberated neighborhood of al-Abar in west Mosul, causing respiratory problems for at least seven troops.

On Wednesday, US Army Major General Joseph Martin, the commanding general of the so-called Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Operation Inherent Resolve, said via videoconference from the Iraqi capital of Baghdad that the chemical attack had been launched but had caused no fatalities.

"The Iraqi security forces... were in vicinity of one of the strikes," Martin told reporters, adding, "They were taken back for the appropriate level of medical care... Nobody's been [fatally] impacted. Nobody's died."

Martin, however, said that the agent used in the attack had not been identified "at this time."

"We have sent it back for testing but we're still waiting for the outcomes," he said.

According to Iraq's Federal Police, Daesh also hit two other districts of western Mosul, namely Urouba and Bab al-Jadid, with chemical attacks on Saturday.

The foreign-backed terrorist group, which seized Mosul in June 2014, had so far carried out numerous chemical attacks against both Iraqi forces and civilians.

Iraqi forces retook control of eastern Mosul in January after 100 days of fighting and launched the battle in the west on February 19.

Iraqi army soldiers and pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, have made sweeping gains against the Wahhabi elements since launching the operation to retake Iraq's second-largest city last October.

On Thursday, Commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah announced that Iraqi forces had fully liberated the al-Surah district in west Mosul, adding that the national flag had been hoisted on top of several buildings there.

Source: Press TV, Edited by website team

20-04-2017 | 15:34


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Validtion Image


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top