Syria Opposition Claims 1,300 Killed in Chremical Attack

Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 06:58 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's main opposition group accused President Bashar al-Assad's regime of killing more than 650 people in a chemical weapon attack near Damascus on Wednesday.

"Over 650 confirmed dead result of deadly chemical weapon attack in Syria," the National Coalition said on Twitter.

Activists had earlier reported some 500 killed as a result of gas inhalation and exposure to chemical weapons.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, says at least 100 people were killed in an attack that struck several rebel areas east and southwest of Damascus.

It did not comment on the allegations about a gas attack.

The Syrian authorities denied charges that the army used chemical arms, saying the reports were intended to hinder the mission of UN inspectors now in the country.

 

 

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Gen. John Allen: Eradicate the Islamic State Now

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 11:53 AM

Retired Gen. John Allen said the radical Islamic State is a dangerous threat to the United States and must be "eradicate . . .

Rep. McKeon Demands Probe Into 'Damaging' Foley Rescue Leak

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 10:41 AM

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon attacked the White House for confirming the failed rescue attempt of . . .

Parents Had Hoped to Negotiate With Foley Captors

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 09:56 AM

The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a ho . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved