Syrian: Saraqeb 'attacked with chlorine gas'

    Syrian: Saraqeb 'attacked with chlorine gas'

    Aug.2, Damascus: Some 30 people have been affected when a helicopter has dropped barrels suspected to contain chlorine gas on a town in northern Syria, a doctor and rescuers have said.

    The attack took place in Saraqeb in Idlib province on late Monday. It is not clear who was responsible. Both sides in Syria's civil war have been accused of, and denied, using chemical agents.

    On Monday, a Russian military helicopter was shot down near Saraqeb.

    Dr Abdel Aziz Bareeh, who works in Saraqeb, told the media that two barrels of chlorine gas were dropped on the town late on Monday. He said: "We know it's chlorine because we were hit by it in the past and we are familiar with its odour and symptoms... We have 28 confirmed cases mostly women and children."

    The Oslo Times International News Network