U.S. Military Tests for Mustard Agent After Rocket Attack Near Iraq Base

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The U.S. military is carrying out tests to see if a chemical agent may have been used in a rocket attack in Iraq by Islamic State that came within hundreds of yards (meters) of U.S. forces but injured no one, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

The military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the first of two initial tests showed the presence of a mustard agent but the second did not. None of the U.S. forces who inspected the shell fragments have displayed symptoms of exposure to a mustard agent, the official added.

SOURCE: Reuters