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    Reports: ISIS May Have Fired Chemical Shell at U.S. Troops in Iraq

    Luckily, it was “poorly weaponized.” Islamic extremists are suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent at the Qayyara air base in Iraq yesterday, according to U.S. officials. American and Iraqi troops operate on the base, and the shell was said to have come from either a rocket or artillery shell. No troops were hurt or have shown signs of symptoms, and an official said the agent was of “low purity.” But the attempt bolsters concerns of ISIS using chemical agents as Iraqi and U.S. troops step up efforts to retake Mosul.

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