Rescue workers allege toxic gas dropped on Syrian town where Russia helo was shot down

Rescue workers allege toxic gas dropped on Syrian town where Russia helo was shot down
A Syrian regime helicopter approaches for attack in 2014. (Image: Screen grab of video from TubeLeaks, YouTube)

[Ed. – The question at this point is whether anyone will give this the time of day.  The Western media are certainly making no effort to inspect what’s really going on with the Russia-U.S. “collaboration.”  Given that collaboration, America is implicated in things like this now.  But Obama has given up any leverage he may have had to demand that Putin rein his boy Assad in.]

A Syrian rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter was shot down hours earlier.

The opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) accused President Bashar al Assad of being behind the attack. Assad has denied previous accusations of using chemical weapons.

A spokesman for the Syria Civil Defence said 33 people, mostly women and children, were affected by the gas, which they suspect was chlorine, in Saraqeb, in rebel-held Idlib province. …

“Medium-sized barrels fell containing toxic gasses. The Syrian Civil Defence was not able to determine the type of the gas,” said the spokesman.

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