U.S. believes Islamic State likely used mustard agent in Iraq attack: WSJ

August 14, 2015 12:07 AM

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U.S. believes Islamic State likely used mustard agent in Iraq attack: WSJ

WASHINGTON The United States believes Islamic State militants likely used mustard agent in an attack on Kurdish forces in Iraq earlier this week, the first indication the militant group has obtained a banned chemical weapon, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

"We have credible information that the agent used in the attack was mustard," a senior U.S. official told the Journal.

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