Tuesday, March 19, 2013 – 20:08 pm
Sindonews.com – Omran al-Zoabi, Syrian Information Minister accused the Syrian rebels fired a chemical weapon in the northern province of Aleppo. The attack killed 16 people and wounded 86 other people. Reportedly, most of the wounded were in critically condition, on Tuesday (19/03/2013).
“Terrorists fired rockets filled chemical substances into the rural al-Assal, in Aleppo. Early in the blast victims totaled 15 people, most of them civilians,” Zoabi said as quoted by SANA, Syrian state media.
Zoabi said the government of Turkey and Qatar should be responsible legally, morally, and politically for the support they have given to the Syrian rebels to fight Syrian Presidential overthrow Bashar al-Assad.
“In addition to firing chemical weapons, Syria insurgents also fired a rocket at Nairab District, the southeast province of Aleppo. Attacks is a very dangerous escalation,” Zoabi said.
This is not the first time the Syrian government accused the rebels of using chemical weapons to attack the Syrian army. Late last December 2012, Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi, Guards commander said Syrian President Syrian terrorists threw three bags of cube-shaped towards the Syrian military in the outskirts of Damascus.
As a result of the attack, seven soldiers were killed one hour after inhaling yellow smoke coming out of the bag.