Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Prison Planet.com Syrian rebels fire chemical weapons in Aleppo, killing 16 – state news agency

Prison Planet.com Syrian rebels fire chemical weapons in Aleppo, killing 16 – state news agency:
Syrian rebels have used rockets containing chemical substances in the conflict, killing 16 people, says a Syrian news agency. Reports say most of the casualties killed in the attack in the flashpoint city of Aleppo were civilians.

“Terrorists fired a rocket containing chemical substances in the Khan al-Assal area of rural Aleppo and initial reports indicate that around 15 people were killed, most of them civilians,” SANA news agency said. This is the first time the Syrian government has accused opposition forces of using chemical weapons in the ongoing conflict.
Shortly after the incident Al-Arabiya wrote that regime forces had struck Khan al-Assal with SCUD missiles and cases of suffocation had been reported...