Mideast Syria
Mideast Syria
The Syrian government, rebel forces and a rights group say poison gas has injured several people in a central village. The government and rebels are blaming each other for the incident.

The Syrian National Coalition and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday that government air raids resulted in dozens of injuries and a gas release on Friday in the village of Kfar Zeita.

State-run Syrian television on Saturday blamed members of the al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front for using chlorine gas at Kfar Zeita, which it says killed two people.

Neither claim has been independently verified.

The report comes after a chemical attack near the capital, Damascus, killed hundreds of people in August. The U.S. and its allies blamed the Syrian government for that attack, but Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government accused rebels of staging the incident. The attack led to Syria agreeing to turn over its chemical weapons stockpile for destruction after threats of U.S. military action.

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