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Syria: Another chemical attack near Turkey border

Jerusalem Post [1]
April 30, 2013

UNITED NATIONS – Syrian envoy Bashar al-Ja’afari announced Tuesday that a new chemical attack has occurred in a small town near its border with Turkey.

Ja’afari claimed that, as the Syrian army was making gains on the territory against rebel forces in the north, plastic bags filled with white powder were distributed. The powders produced symptoms among residents associated with the effects caused by chemical weapons, he said.

“The victims were transported into Turkey to be treated in Turkish hospitals and then, of course, today or tomorrow you will hear again that the Turkish government has new tools indicating that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people,” Ja’afari charged.

Meanwhile, opposition activists said Tuesday that an airstrike done by the Syrian army on a headquarters of a rebel brigade along the Turkish border killed at least five people and wounded dozens more.

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