Syrian government say rebels behind attacks
SYRIA, JOBAR : A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on August 24, 2013 shows bags of what the Syrian government claims to be materials used to make chemical weapons discovered in Jobar on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA"
The Syrian government Saturday accused rebels of using chemical weapons in Damascus, while the opposition claims the regime is to blame for the death of up to 1,300 people on Wednesday.
State television screened images of "barrels filled with highly dangerous toxic and chemical agents, as well as gas marks, saying these had been found in rebel positions in the Syrian capital, according to the AFP.
The rebels are accused of using "these agents to try to half the advance of the army".
So far the Syrian government has refused to let U.N. inspectors, currently in the Syrian capital, visit the sites of the alleged attacks.
On Saturday UN Undersecretary General Angela Kane arrived in Damasucs to push for an enquiry into the alleged attacks, AFP reported.
- Syrian opposition say more than 1,300 dead from chemical weapons attack
- Damascus to allow UN team to examine chemical weapons site
- Iran acknowledges chemical weapons use in Syria
- UN to launch investigation into alleged Syrian chemical weapons attack
- For first time: Obama threatens Assad with military action