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Syrian army says U.S.-led air strike on Wednesday hit IS poison gas depot, killing hundreds
April 13, 2017 / 10:22 AM / 5 months ago

Syrian army says U.S.-led air strike on Wednesday hit IS poison gas depot, killing hundreds

BEIRUT, April 13 (Reuters) - The Syrian army said that an air strike late on Wednesday by the U.S.-led coalition hit poison gas supplies belonging to Islamic State, releasing a toxic substance that killed “hundreds including many civilians.”

The incident proved that Islamic State and al Qaeda-linked militants “possess chemical weapons”, a statement by the army flashed on Thursday by Syrian state TV said.

There was no immediate independent confirmation. (Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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