State-run Syrian news agency claims 25 killed in rebel chemical attack in northern Syria, but rebels denied the report and accused regime forces of firing chemical weapons.
March 19, 2013 In a citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other Associated Press reporting, Syrians inspect houses destroyed in an airstrike by Syrian forces in Aleppo’s al-Marjeh neighborhood. Syria’s state-run news agency says 25 people have been killed in a chemical attack by rebels in northern Syria. Rebels denied the claim and blamed regime forces for Tuesday’s missile attack on Khan al-Assad village in northern Aleppo province. A U.S. official said there was no evidence of any chemical attack.HOEP/AP
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