The Pentagon would not confirm Wednesday whether U.S. forces were exposed to a chemical agent in an attack by the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, over the weekend.
The chemical attack — which targeted an Iraqi military unit in West Mosul that had U.S. and Australian advisers — affected Iraqi security forces who were in the vicinity of the strikes.
“I’m not going to get into the exact number of Iraqi security forces that were involved, but what I will tell you is that they were all treated and they were all taken to the appropriate level of care to make sure that they were all right,” said Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin, commander of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component.
The Pentagon, however, has “not confirmed exposure at this time,” for the U.S. forces present.
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