Syrian government forces behind third deadly gas attack

Syrian government forces behind third deadly gas attack

An international inquiry found Friday that Syrian government forces were responsible for a third toxic gas attack, setting the stage for a showdown between Russia and western council members over how to respond. The fourth report from the 13-month-long inquiry by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the […]

Dozens hospitalised after suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria’s Aleppo

Dozens hospitalised after suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria’s Aleppo

A suspected chlorine gas attack on an opposition-held neighbourhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo caused dozens of cases of suffocation on Tuesday, rescue workers and a monitoring group said. The Syrian Civil Defence, a rescue workers’ organisation that operates in rebel-held areas, said government helicopters had dropped barrel bombs containing chlorine on the Sukari […]