Government forces kill 6 in Syria gas attack - monitor

2015-03-17 15:55
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Beirut - A group monitoring the Syrian civil war said on Tuesday that government forces had carried out a poison gas attack that killed six people in the north-west, and medics posted videos of young children suffering what they said was suffocation.

The Syrian government has previously denied accusations that it has used chemical weapons in the four-year-old war.

A Syrian military source said he did not have any information about the alleged attack in the village of Sarmin in Idlib province.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the conflict, said the six dead included a man, his wife and their three children.

It cited medical sources as saying that they died as a result of gas released from barrel bombs and that the chemical used was likely chlorine.

Dozens more people had been wounded in the attack, the Observatory said.

Reuters could not independently verify the report.

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