Syrian opposition calls for UN investigation into purported chlorine gas attack that killed 6

March 18, 2015 9:46 AM

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BEIRUT – The main Western-backed Syrian opposition group is calling on the United Nations to send a fact-finding mission to investigate an alleged poison gas attack on a rebel-held town.

The Syrian National Coalition and activists inside Syria say the government carried out a chlorine gas attack on the town of Sarmin in northwestern Syria late Monday, killing six people and leaving dozens more struggling to breathe. Syrian authorities deny the allegations.

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