BEIRUT - Syria's Information Minister Omran al-Zoabi accused
rebels of firing a chemical weapon in the northern province of Aleppo on Tuesday
which he said killed 16 people and wounded 86, most of them
Zoabi said Turkey and Qatar, which have supported rebels
fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, bore "legal, moral and
political responsibility" for the attack, state television reported.
quoted Zoabi as saying the rebels fired a rocket from the Nairab district of
southeast Aleppo city into the town of Khan al-Assal, 5 miles (8 km) southwest
of the city, calling it a "dangerous escalation".