White Helmets: fresh attack by Syrian regime using chlorine gas


There has been a fresh chlorine gas attack in northern Syria, the Syrian civil defence organisation White Helmets said late on Sunday.

Nine people were injured in the attack in the city of Saraqeb, in Idlib province, including three White Helmet volunteers, the organisation said on Twitter. 

U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis had last week said Washington was investigating the possible use of sarin gas by the Syrian government. The U.S. administration had also voiced concern about reported Syrian government use of chlorine gas to attack a remaining opposition enclave near Damascus.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry, in a statement published by the official news agency SANA, has rejected the allegations and stressed that Damascus has handed over its entire chemical arsenal to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).    (dpa)

More on this topic
In submitting this comment, the reader accepts the following terms and conditions: Qantara.de reserves the right to edit or delete comments or not to publish them. This applies in particular to defamatory, racist, personal, or irrelevant comments or comments written in dialects or languages other than English. Comments submitted by readers using fantasy names or intentionally false names will not be published. Qantara.de will not provide information on the telephone. Readers' comments can be found by Google and other search engines.