“The ISIL attacked a residential compound in Al-Baghdadi district of Al-Anbar province with three rockets carrying chlorine gas payloads that caused suffocation for three children,” Arabic-language Al-Sumaria news website quoted a provincial security source in Al-Baghdadi as saying on Sunday.
The security source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that the affected children were transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment after inhaling the poisonous gas.
Earlier this month, Iraqi army troops backed by volunteer forces thwarted a chlorine gas attack by the ISIL terrorists in Salahuddin Province.
Mohammad Abbas, the commander of 6th Brigade of Badr Organization, said Iraqi forces foiled the attack near the Central city of Samarra, and also killed a dozen militants, who sought to launch a gas attack on the al-Rafiaat region Southwest of Samarra, al-Sumaria satellite TV network reported.
There have been reports that the Takfiri militants used internationally banned chlorine gas during attacks in areas near the Central city of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar, in March.