IS fires mustard gas shells in Syria

Damascus, Apr 5: Islamic State (IS) militants on Tuesday fired several shells containing mustard gas against Syrian military positions in the province of Deir al-Zour.

The poisonous gas shells slammed military positions in the vicinity of the Deir al-Zour air base, Xinhua reported.

IS fires mustard gas shells in Syria

Meanwhile, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV said several soldiers have suffered suffocation as a result of the gas attack.

The assault came as part of the terror group's repetitive attempts to storm the Deir al-Zour air base, one of the last few military positions left under the Syrian government control in that oil-rich province near Iraq.

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SANA on Monday said that Syrian forces foiled a large-scale IS offensive on the base.


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