Hirunews Logo
Syria+regime%2C+rebels+trade+chemical+weapons+accusations+++
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 - 12:33
Syria regime, rebels trade chemical weapons accusations
8

Shares
1,003

Views

Syrian troops and insurgents accused each other of using chemical weapons for the first time, as a newly elected rebel premier ruled out dialogue with President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

State media reported that "terrorists fired rockets containing chemical materials on Khan al-Assal in Aleppo province," and Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi called the attack a "dangerous escalation."

Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad said 31 people had been killed, and state media added that around 100 more were injured.

But the insurgents denied the charges and accused regime forces of a deadly long-range missile attack that caused "breathing problems".

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Top 25 beaches in the world
Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 12:02
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards reveals top 25 beaches in the world. Baia do Sancho on the Brazilian archipelago Fernando de Noronha takes the top... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
197 Views
4,375 Views
2,712 Views
4,464 Views
3,320 Views
48,580 Views
Top