U.S. and Iraqi troops were fired at on an airbase just outside of Mosul. During the attack, a chemical weapon was launched against them. Initial reports say that the shell that was fired had a ‘mustard agent’.
From FOX 43:
ISIS is suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent that landed at the Qayarrah air base in Iraq Tuesday where US and Iraqi troops are operating, according to several US officials…
…No US troops were hurt or have displayed symptoms of exposure to mustard agent.
One official said the agent had “low purity” and was “poorly weaponized.” A second official called it “ineffective.”
…The officials said they “had expected” that ISIS might try use chemical weapons as US and Iraqi forces push towards Mosul in an effort to take the city back from ISIS. Several hundred US troops are using the base as a staging area for supporting Iraqi forces.
All of this has led the Pentagon to assess on a preliminary basis that it was ISIS that fired at the base, since the terror group has been making mustard agent for some time.
Obama thinks that ‘Climate Change’ is the ‘greatest threat’ that the U.S. faces.
But, we’re sure it’s that he doesn’t want too much scrutiny on ISIS as his policy kinda sorta empowered them.
Now that ISIS is using mustard gas, maybe Obama will pay attention.