Aussies ‘hit by IS chemical attack’

Australian advisers in Mosul, not pictured, have been caught up in a chemical gas attack. Picture: Gary Ramage

Staff writersNews Corp Australia Network

AUSTRALIAN and US advisers have been caught up in a chemical gas attack reportedly carried out by Islamic State.

CBS News reports that 25 Iraqis required treatment but that none of the advisers were injured by the mustard gas.

Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told the AP that six soldiers were treated for breathing problems.

The attack occurred a day after an Iraqi military officer said ISIS militants had launched a gas attack in the al-Abar neighbourhood in western Mosul.

Two army officers say masks and other equipment have been distributed to forces in case of future gas attacks. They spoke anonymously because they were not authorised to speak to media.

SOURCE: newsnow worldnews