Allegations of a second chemical attack launched by Syrian Army forces surfaced on Thursday after various sources on the ground reported the incident, according to Arab media. Helicopters belonging to President Bashar Assad’s forces were seen dropping barrel bombs allegedly containing chlorine gas in the village of Al-Lataminah, located in northern part of the country near Hama.
Footage capturing the alleged attack showed yellow smoke rising above the city. Local media claimed that the assault left numerous civilian casualties and dozens wounded.Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it was too early to accuse the Syrian government of being responsible for a deadly poison gas attack just days before in Idlib Province and said a proper investigation was needed, the RIA news agency reported. MORE