Syrian Army Says U.S.-led Air Strike on Wednesday Hit is Poison Gas Depot, Killing Hundreds

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The Syrian army said that an air strike late on Wednesday by the U.S.-led coalition hit poison gas supplies belonging to Islamic State, releasing a toxic substance that killed “hundreds including many civilians.”

 

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The incident proved that Islamic State and al Qaeda-linked militants “possess chemical weapons”, a statement by the army flashed on Thursday by Syrian state TV said.

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There was no immediate independent confirmation.

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