Syrian rebels, govt. say poison gas used in village, blame each other

Syrian rebels, govt. say poison gas used in village, blame each other

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Syrian government and rebel forces say poison gas has been used in a central village, injuring scores of people, while blaming each other for the attack, the Associated Press reports.

The main Western-backed opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, says dozens of people were hurt in a poison gas attack Friday, April 11, in the village of Kfar Zeita.

State-run Syrian television on Saturday blamed members of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front for using chlorine gas at Kfar Zeita, killing two people and injuring more than 100.

In August, a chemical attack near the capital, Damascus, killed hundreds of people. The U.S. and its allies blamed the Syrian government for that attack, which nearly sparked Western airstrikes against President Bashar Assad's forces. Damascus denied the charges and accused rebels of staging the incident.

 Top stories
Investigators say they found a militant ring in Sardinia, with a suicide attacker potentially planning to target the Holy See.
“Every day Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion, so you can do more than just get by,” Clinton said.
Defense team say he took part in the bombing, but argue that his elder brother, Tamerlan, was the mastermind of the attack.
The framework is contingent on reaching an agreement by June 30. All sanctions on Iran remain in place until a final deal.
Partner news
Soghomon Tehlirian assassinated Talaat Pasha on March 15, 1921

Operation Nemesis was a covert operation by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation carried out from 1920 to 1922, during which a number of former Ottoman political and military figures were assassinated for their role in the Armenian Genocide.