The Syrian regime yesterday carried out a chlorine gas attack on opposition-held parts of the Hama countryside, injuring 100 civilians, the Anadolu Agency reported Syrian medical sources as saying.
"The regime helicopters targeted the town of Al-Latamna and the village of Zawr with barrel bombs containing chlorine gas," the agency quoted Mohammed Elwan, a Hama based doctor, as saying.
Some 100 residents of the towns were injured by the attack, some critically, the doctor added.
Local residents are showing symptoms of chlorine gas exposure, including vomiting, dizziness, blurred vision and shortness of breath.
On Wednesday, the Syrian regime launched another chlorine gas attack on the Qaboun district, northeast of Damascus. Thirty-five people were hurt in the strike.
Fighting between Syrian regime forces and the armed opposition has been escalating for days in Damascus and its countryside, as well as in the northern Hama countryside.