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Turkey accuses IS of chemical attack in Syria

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Ankara: The Islamic State (IS) terror outfit carried out a chemical attack in northern Syria, leaving 22 opposition fighters wounded, officials from the Turkish army said on Sunday. The General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces said the 22 opposition combatants had symptoms of chemical gas exposure following a missile attack by IS jihadists, Efe news agency reported, according to IANS.

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The sources did not specify when the attack took place but indicated that IS used artillery shells filled with chlorine. The wounded combatants from the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army were transferred to a specialised unit of a hospital in the province of Kilis, which treats injuries caused by chemical, biological and radiological weapons.