Syrian rebels: Assad's army hit town with chemical weapons

March 19, 2013 15:07

ISTANBUL- The Free Syrian Army rebel command said President Bashar Assad's forces launched a chemical weapon attack on the northern town of Khan Assal near Aleppo on Tuesday using a long-range missile.

"Fighting was raging in Khan Assal this morning and the regime's army hit the town with a long-range missile equipped with a chemical warhead. It also hit the area with conventional weapons from the air and with artillery," Louay Meqdad, the political coordinator for the rebel command said.

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