Syrian Regime Accused of Poison Gas Attack – 500 Dead
The Syrian regime was accused of gassing hundreds of people, possibly as many as 1,300, on Wednesday.
If confirmed, this would be the worst chemical weapons attack in decades.
Rebels accuse Assad of the attack.
Syria’s opposition accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of gassing many hundreds of people – by one report as many as 1,300 – on Wednesday in what would, if confirmed, be the world’s worst chemical weapons attack in decades.
Western and regional countries called for U.N. chemical weapons investigators – who arrived in Damascus just three days ago – to be urgently dispatched to the scene of one of the deadliest incidents of the two-year-old civil war.
Images, including some taken by freelance photographers and supplied to Reuters, showed scores of bodies including of small children, laid out on the floor of a clinic with no visible signs of injuries.