Syrian opposition accuses Assad's forces of new poison gas attack

By REUTERS
April 16, 2014 22:33

 
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BEIRUT - Opposition activists accused President Bashar Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics.

They said the chemical attack, the fourth the opposition has reported this month, was in the Harasta neighborhood.

Reuters could not independently verify the footage or the allegation due to restrictions on reporting in Syria.

Activists posted a video on YouTube on Wednesday of four men being treated with oxygen. A voice off-screen gave the date and said Assad's forces used "poison gas in Harasta." It did not say if there were fatalities.

The face of one of the men appeared to be covered in vomit. He was shown shaking and moaning as doctors treated him.

The voice off-screen said chemical weapons were also used in Harasta on Friday.

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