Hirunews Logo
Syria+regime%2C+rebels+trade+chemical+weapons+accusations+++
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 - 12:33
Syria regime, rebels trade chemical weapons accusations
9

Shares
1,091

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
You may also like :
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
453 Views
2,894 Views
3,689 Views
10,475 Views
16,367 Views
56,574 Views
Top