World Bulletin / News Desk
Syrian regime forces have allegedly launched chlorine airstrikes late Friday on the city of Saraqib and al-Nayrab village in northern Syria, Civil Defense Volunteers officials said.
“An infant was killed and more than 10 others - mostly children - experienced respiratory problems and were taken to hospital in the town of Sarmin in a regime chlorine attack on al-Nayrab village,” Motei Jalal, spokesman of the Civil Defense Volunteers in Idlib, told The Anadolu Agency.
Civil Defense Volunteers aim to provide aid and relief in combat zones in Syria.
In Saraqib, Laith al-Faris, a member of the Civil Defense Volunteers, said that a regime helicopter dropped two chlorine gas bombs on the eastern part of the city. More than 70 people, mostly children, experienced respiratory problems and were taken to hospitals in the city.
The Syrian opposition has repeatedly accused the Assad regime of using chemical and toxic weapons against civilians since August 2013, when a single attack reportedly killed more than 1,400 civilians.
International watchdog Human Rights Watch said last month that strong evidence showed that Syrian regime forces had launched chemical attacks between March 16 and 31 on Idlib province in northern Syria.Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Mayıs 2015, 18:32