Syrian rebels, govt accuse each other of new poison gas attack in Hama province

London, Apr. 13: Both sides in Syria’s bloody civil war have accused each other for a new poison gas attack that reportedly caused ‘suffocation and poisoning’ of residents.

The government and opposition forces in Syria accused each other of using poison gas Kafr Zita in Hama province, killing two people and injuring dozens of others.

According to the BBC, state TV said the jihadist Nusra Front group launched the attack on Kafr Zita in Hama province, but opposition groups quoted doctors as saying that an attack by regime planes led to suffocation and poisoning, the BBC reports.

There was no independent verification of either of the claims.

Rami Abdel Rahman, from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said regime planes bombed Kafr Zita with explosive barrels that produced thick smoke and odours and led to cases of suffocation and poisoning, the report said.

State-run television blamed the attack on the Nusra Front and said they had information that the jihadist group was planning to attack two more towns, it added. (ANI)