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'Syria gas attack aftermath' video

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 01:19

Social media videos purport to show the aftermath of a chlorine gas attack and aerial bombardment by the Syrian government. Paul Chapman reports.

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Video posted on social media shows what's said to be an chlorine gas attack by Syrian government forces. The footage, which can't be independently verified by Reuters, shows people being taken to a field hospital in Sarmin village. In another clip people said to have been wounded in an air strike by the regime are seen undergoing treatment at a hospital in Idlib province. More footage appears to show Islamist fighters on the eastern front of Idlib city. They are seen apparently in control of barracks and vehicles said to have belonged to government forces. An alliance of Syrian rebels including al Qaeda's Nusra Front have overrun 17 defence posts around Idlib in an offensive to take the city. The rebels control areas outside the city. The army controls the urban areas. Video obtained by Reuters shows a number of Islamist groups preparing to launch an offensive on Wednesday. Syrian state television said the army had targeted what it called terrorist gatherings in the surroundings of Idlib city.

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'Syria gas attack aftermath' video

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 01:19