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US Officials Claim ISIS Attacked US, Iraqi Troops With Mustard Gas

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 21, 2016 5:20 PM

Shortly after Russia’s accusations that a US drone was coincidentally overhead when the UN convoy was struck,CNN reports that US officials are stating that 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. Luckily, no US troops were hurt or have displayed symptoms of exposure to mustard agent.

For some context, this happened earlier (as Reuters reports)

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that a U.S. Predator drone was in the area where a U.N. aid convoy was partially destroyed in Syria on Monday and had appeared on the scene minutes before the incident.

Repeating denials of Russian involvement in the episode, Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the ministry, said Western allegations that Moscow was responsible were an attempt to distract attention from the U.S.-led coalition’s bombing of Syrian soldiers near Deir al-Zor airport on Saturday.

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