Syrian opposition groups are claiming that government officials close to President Bashar Al-Assad attacked regime forces with ”rockets with poisonous gas heads.”
Though there is not an accurate casualty count, reports are saying that the number ranges anywhere between 100 and 900 people.
The Syrian government, however, is saying that these allegations are completely false.
“They are an attempt to divert the United Nations commission on chemical weapons from carrying out its mission,” the state-run SANA news agency said.
Nonetheless, United Nations chemical weapons inspectors are in Syria this week investigating these claims. And if these claims are proven to be factual, this attack would be the most serious in the country since March 19 in the city of Khan al-Assal where 30 people were killed.
Since conflict broke out in March 2011, more than 100,000 people have died in the country’s civil war.
SOURCE: USA Today