Damascus, Sep 9: Syria’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed the claims about military gas attack in northern Aleppo province, media reports said.
The ministry denied any gas attack by the Syrian army on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Sukkary, which allegedly took place on Wednesday, Xinhua quoted state news agency SANA as saying.The ministry blamed the rebels and their regional and international backers for carrying out gas attacks against the Syrian civilians.
It further stated that it is ready to cooperate with the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to investigate such crimes.
A day earlier, activists accused the Syrian army of using chlorine gas against the Sukkary neighbourhood in Aleppo, adding that civilians suffered from suffocation and breathing difficulties.
Activists and rescuers said at least 70 people were treated for breathing difficulties after government helicopters dropped the suspected chlorine cylinders on al-Sukkari neighborhood.
The report could not be independently verified and it was not clear how it was determined that chlorine gas was released.