Accusations of chlorine attack in Idlib province
southern Idlib provinceMay 4, 2015http://syriadirect.org/news/syria-direct-news-update-5-4-2015/Regime helicopters reportedly dropped barrel bombs filled with chlorine gas on several villages in the Jabal a-Zawiya region of Idlib province, a correspondent with pro-opposition Idlib News Network located in the area told Syria Direct Monday. Ten were injured in the attack on Sunday, among them women and children, and “most of the cases that headed to the hospital were cases of suffocation, whereas not a single soldier was among them,” said Ibrahim al-Ismael. Pro-opposition activists circulated video footage Sunday reportedly showing children and an elderly man being treated for gas inhalation. Regime forces have conducted 19 gas attacks on Idlib province since the beginning of the revolution, according to an April report published by the Syrian Network for Human Rights.