IS accused in Syria of mustard gas attack as rebels push back government

November 6, 2015 3:00 PM

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BEIRUT: Activists accused the Islamic State (IS) group on Friday (Nov 6) of being behind a deadly gas attack in northern Syria this past summer, as the global chemical weapons watchdog confirmed it was mustard gas.

Meanwhile, rebels wrested back a flashpoint town in the central province of Hama, reversing the last of gains the army had made in a month-old offensive.

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