• Australian military advisers have reportedly been caught up in a low-grade chemical attack in Mosul. (AAP)
Australian forces provided assistance following a chemical attack in western Mosul, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says, but none of our troops was affected.
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AAP
19 Apr 2017 - 7:28 AM  UPDATED 19 Apr 2017 - 4:16 PM

No Australian troops were affected by a low-grade chemical attack in western Mosul, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been advised.

"But Australian forces did provide assistance following the attack," he told ABC radio on Wednesday.

The ABC says the Pentagon has described the attack on an Iraqi unit that also contained Australian and US advisers as largely ineffective.

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